---- — OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Good Samaritan Center will host a blood drive from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 24 at 2035 Chester Ave.
For appointments, call 641-682-8041. Donors who last gave blood on or before May 29 are eligible to donate.
Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that only takes about an hour to complete. Donors must be at least 16 years old, be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. A blood donor card or other photo ID is required to donate. Sixteen-year-old donors must present a signed parental consent form each time they donate until reaching 17 years of age. Consent forms are available at www.bloodcenter.org