FAIRBURY –The next Nebraska Community Bloodbank blood drive will be held on Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mobile unit in the parking lot of JCH&L’s North Building, 825 22nd St.
With only 2-3 days of blood on hand, Nebraska Community Blood Bank has declared a blood emergency. We desperately need eligible donors to step up and help keep our local hospitals stocked.
Following the Labor Day holiday, donations of red blood cells and platelets dropped significantly. In addition to the start of cold and flu season, NCBB sees 50% fewer young blood donors and first-time donors than before the COVID-19 pandemic started—factors which contribute to the ongoing nationwide blood shortage.
All types are needed. Giving blood is giving a gift of life. Nebraska Community Bloodbank is Jefferson Community Health & Life’s blood supplier, and the two organizations partner for blood drives in Fairbury to save lives.
Appointments are recommended. To make an appointment, call JCH&L Outpatient Services at 402-729-6851, or visit NCBB.org/searchdrives and use sponsor code JCHC.
With iDonate you can save time by completing your health history on line ahead of your bloodmobile visit. To get started, visit mbc.org/iDonate