The next Centerville Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 12-5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church at 914 N. Park St. in Centerville.
Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Blood donors have a unique opportunity to contribute to their community by making a life-saving blood donation. Everyone who registers to donate blood goes though four simple steps during the donation process: registration, donor history and mini physical, blood donation and snacks.
New blood donors who are not familiar with the blood donation process are encouraged to ask questions before, during and after their blood donation. Below are a few tips for ensuring a successful blood donation:
• If you are 16 or 17 years old and you’ve never donated blood with LifeServe Blood Center, be sure to get a signed parental/guardian permission form.
• Get a good night’s sleep before your blood donation
• Eat a good meal before donating blood. Do not donate on an empty stomach.
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Bring a photo ID or blood donor ID card.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, contact Rose Cunningham at (641) 856-8220. You can also schedule an appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.