OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School will host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. July 25 at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor room, 1007 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
For appointments, call 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenter.org. Donors who last gave blood on or before May 30 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.