Community Outreach

blue-charity-cheerful-1260293Join Us For Our Annual Eyes & Ears Blood Drive!

Summer is a very important time to donate, so please join us in our friendly competition with SF Family Vision to help save lives and do something amazing before the 4th of July holiday! All donors receive a t-shirt and a pint of Culver's Ice Cream!

Call to schedule your spot in advance at (605-336-3503), or just stop by Friday, June 28 from 8:00am -1:30pm at Midwest ENT (2315 West 57th Street). We will see you there!

Did You Know??

  • 550 units of blood are needed every week to meet the needs of our local hospitals.
  • Only 5% of the population donates blood.
  • 8 out of 10 of us will require blood or blood products in our lifetime.
  • Much of today’s medical care depends upon steady, safe supply of blood from healthy volunteer donors.

The donation process

  • Donating blood takes just about 25 to 30 minutes.  5-10 minutes to interview, 5 – 10 minutes to donate and a few minutes to refresh following donation.
  • The interview process will include a mini physical and medical history.

Some blood facts

  • One unit of blood can be separated into several components (red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets).
  • We need to collect blood each and every day.  Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, platelets must be used within 5 days and  plasma can be stored up to one year if frozen.
  • Accident victims may require from 50 to 100 units of blood during their course of treatment.
  • Cancer, trauma and surgery patients require transfusions to survive

You WILL save lives by donating blood!

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