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Yankton Area Blood Drives – December 2020

December 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

As the number of daily COVID-19 cases in our region rises, so does the need for convalescent plasma (CCP) in local hospitals. This month has seen the highest CCP usage since the beginning of the pandemic. As patient hospitalizations continue to increase, it is projected that the amount of CCP needed for treatment will outpace the amount of donations of this lifesaving blood product.

In the past fourteen days, LifeServe has provided more than 650 units of convalescent plasma to local hospitals. We’re asking for the public’s help to spread the word and for people who have recovered from COVID to step up and donate. We expect the demand for this type of blood product to double in the coming week. Only plasma given to a community blood center such as LifeServe Blood Center can help local hospital patients. Plasma given to a paid plasma center is needed for pharmaceutical use. While that is important and needed, it will not immediately impact patients in our hospitals today.

Become a CCP donor and help with the fight against COVID-19. Schedule your appointment at an upcoming Yankton area blood drive by visiting http://www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or by calling 800-287-4903.

Yankton Area Blood Drives – November and December 2020:

Tabor – Community Center: Wednesday, December 2, 2020; 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Avera Benedictine Center: Tuesday, December 8, 2020; 8:30am – 2:30pm
Avera Benedictine Center: Tuesday, December 22, 2020; 12:00pm – 6:00pm
(all registered donors receive a FREE JoDean’s Buffet coupon)
JoDean’s: Wednesday, December 23, 2020; 11:00am – 3:00pm
(all registered donors receive a FREE JoDean’s Buffet coupon)
Trinity Lutheran Church: Monday, December 28, 2020; 9:00am – 2:00pm

Details

Start:
December 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm