Blood donors needed to meet patient need

Burlington, Ia- Leaders of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center are calling on donors to step up in support of the local blood supply.

The need for donors is being driven by increasing levels of activity at local hospitals and a high number of blood-drive cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Leaders would like to remind residents that an appointment can be scheduled to give blood at the MVRBC Donor Center in Burlington or the nearby mobile blood drive.

The appeal for donors comes in the days leading up to World Blood Donor Day, which is observed annually on June 14.

To schedule an appointment, call (800) 747-5401, or via the IMPACT mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app)