Donate blood on Jan. 29 in honor of Blood Donor Month

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor and the Community of Monticello,

     January is National Blood Donor Month, and on Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Monticello Rotary Club is sponsoring a community blood drive for the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held at the Monticello Berndes Center from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit Walk-ins are always welcome. You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit fore more information.

     Your donation in any drive will save the lives of many in desperate need of blood. Consider honoring someone by donating blood on Jan. 29.

     Please remember to eat well and drink plenty of fluids in the days leading up to the blood drive, especially the day of the drive. Please bring a photo ID or your blood donor card, or two forms of ID. A common question asked is what age can you start donating blood? The State of Iowa allows 16-year-olds to donate blood with written parental/guardian consent and a photo ID.

     The Monticello Rotary Club is grateful to the Monticello blood donors and those from the surrounding areas for the continued support to the American Red Cross Blood Drives. Culver’s is also supporting our efforts with the “Give a Pint. Get a Pint.” promotion. Get a coupon for a pint of Culver’s famous frozen custard when you donate on Jan. 29.


Monticello Rotary Club

Leann Herman and Jon Kyte

Rotary Blood Drive coordinators



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