Event: BCHC Blood Drive
The Buchanan County Health Center Community blood drive will take place on Tuesday, April 19th from 12:00-5:30pm at the Buchanan County Senior Center located at 400 5th Ave NE in Independence. The blood drive will be facilitated by Lifeserve Blood Center, the sole supplier of community based blood products to BCHC.
Currently, there is a critical need for O Positive, O Negative, B Negative, and AB Negative blood types. In light of the recent news regarding the Zika virus, those who have returned in the last 28 days from Zika virus endemic regions are deferred from donating blood for 28 days.
Blood donation is safe and takes about an hour to complete. Interested donors may schedule an appointment by calling 800-287-4903 or by visiting www.lifeservebloodcenter.com. Please bring a valid form of identification, such as your donor ID card or driver’s license to your donation appointment.