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OSF St. Elizabeth hosts Nov. 10 blood drive

ImpactLife, formerly known as Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, will host a blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 1100 E. Norris Dr., Ottawa.

Another blood drive will be hosted noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in Conference Room C at OSF St. Paul Medical Center, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota.

Volunteer blood donors are invited to support the local blood supply by scheduling an appointment to give blood by calling ImpactLife at 800-747-5401 or schedule online at Bring a photo ID for use in donor registration.

Blood donations are often used to help treat patients with cancer, victims of trauma and patients undergoing major surgeries. All persons age 17 and older (or 16, with a signed parental permission form) who weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health meet the basic eligibility requirements for blood donation.

ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to 120 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, including 12 of 15 OSF HealthCare facilities.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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