West Branch American Legion Post 514 will host a community blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Community State Bank, 801 W. Main. To donate, please contact Wayne Frauenholtz at 319-643-5465. Walk-ins are welcome.
Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. or MVRBC Donor Card is required to donate. To schedule an appointment for donation, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before Nov. 3 are eligible to give blood at this drive.
Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.