Brookings Health System to Celebrate 400th Blood Donation

Posted: 12/28/2011

Brookings Health System, through its partnership with the Sioux Falls Regional Bloodmobile and Community Blood Bank, will receive its 4000thblood donation on Jan. 10. To mark the occasion, cupcakes will be served to donors during donation times, 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., and door prizes will be given.

Brookings Health System has partnered with the Community Blood Bank since 1992 and averages 50 donations at each blood drive. The Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood products to hospitals and healthcare organizations in our region. Blood donations benefit Brookings and surrounding communities.

If you are interested in being a donor, please call 605-696-7704.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health. Donors should eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood and must bring a valid ID with them at the time of donation.

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.