Did you know in the United States, someone requires blood every two seconds. It can be a young child in the intensive care unit or her mother who has Stage 3 leukemia. Do not worry if you are afraid of needles; most blood donors describe the procedure as a brief, slight squeeze. We want to get out ahead of this, because of how fast things creep up! This will give you time needed to mark your calendar

Schedule your appointment now!

With as busy as we are these days, now might be a good time to reserve a time to donate. Reserve a time now to donate by clicking here.

You can walk in and donate

If you are healthy, and feel inclined, you can always walk in and donate blood. Here are some upcoming donation dates.
Monday, 01/23/2023
Trinity Clinic Western Dakota - Trinity Clinic Western Dakota
Open 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, 01/27/2023
Bethel Lutheran Center - Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation
Open 10:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, 02/06/2023
Williston Community - Williston National Guard Armory
Open 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/07/2023
Williston Community - Williston National Guard Armory
Open 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, 02/09/2023
CHI St. Alexius Health-Williston - McAuley Education Center

Open 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Blood Donation Tips

Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated makes it easier to find your veins and prevents you from becoming light-headed after donating,

Eat well beforehand. Don’t skip breakfast, and be sure to eat snacks offered to you.

Exercise before donating blood, not afterward. It’s OK to go to the gym before you donate blood but not so wise afterward.

Take iron tablets. The American Red Cross recommends that individuals, especially teens, or those who donate blood frequently take an iron supplement or a multivitamin with iron.

The entire procedure is quite quick and safe, and you'll feel fantastic knowing that you may have helped save up to three lives. The gift of life—blood—is the most priceless gift someone can give to another. Donating blood can save a life, or perhaps multiple lives if the blood's components, red blood cells, platelets, and plasma, can be used separately to treat patients with different illnesses.

Contributing Author - Mad Max

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