January is Blood Donor Month - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

January is Blood Donor Month

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - This January,  Mayor Bob Scott will declare Blood Donor Month to encourage all citizens to help saves lives in the community.

National Blood Donor Month was first introduced by President Richard Nixon in 1969 with his presidential  proclamation.

This will help creates awareness about the importance of the volunteer blood donor program and the impact blood donors can have in the communities.

The Mayor will sign a formal proclamation at LifeServe Blood Center located at 1019 Jones Street in Sioux City on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10 a.m.

LifeServe is saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients.

Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.

For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call (800) 287-4903

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