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October 26, 2013

Community 1st hosts blood drive

BLOOMFIELD — Community 1st Credit Union, Bloomfield, will be hosting a community blood drive from 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 inside the lobby at 301 E. Franklin.

Donors who last gave blood on or before Sept. 13 are eligible to donate. To schedule an appointment, contact a member of the Bloomfield staff at 641-664-2885.

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.

Donors with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure are eligible to donate.

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