SOLON– The Solon community will host a community blood drive from 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Family Life Center located at 133 N. West St., Solon. The blood drive is sponsored by Solon United Methodist Church.
To donate, please contact Rick Havel at 319-530-1596 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Donor eligibility criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org ) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. or MVRBC Donor Card is required to donate. To schedule an appointment for donation, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-591-8049. Donors who last gave blood on or before April 23 are eligible to give blood at this drive.
Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.