Blood drives listed for December

Posted Online: Nov. 30, 2012, 11:09 am
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Press release submitted by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will hold blood drives at the following locations:
Dec. 17 -- Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300 24th St., Rock Island, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17. To donate, call Julie Wolfe (563) 639-9831
Dec. 19 -- Atkinson Community to host Community Blood Drive 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Regional Office of Education at 109 S. State Street, Atkinson. To donate, call Rachel Lorenzen, (563) 349-1826.
Dec. 20 -- MVRBC Donor Bus, Cordova Library, 402 Maine Ave., 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. To donate, call Cheryl Lennox (309) 654-2330


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