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We hold friendly blood drive competitions with our neighbor, Sioux Falls Family Vision. Our next blood drive event date will be announced soon! 

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

Save lives by donating blood!

 

Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat
2315 West 57th Street  •  Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108  •  605-336-3503  •  Toll-free 888-336-3503  •  Fax 605-336-6010