Ipswich Lions Club hosts blood drive with Vitalant


August 18, 2021

The Ipswich Lions Club is hosting a blood drive with Vitalant on Monday, Aug. 23 at Father Bormann Hall from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Donors can make an appointment to give blood by calling Jerry Brooks at 605-380-1925, at www.vitalant.org or by calling (877) 258-4825.

First time donors are always welcome.

Before you donate:

• Eat a healthy, low-fat meal within two hours of your donation. The day before, eat a salty snack. When you donate blood, you lose about a gram of salt. Replacing it ahead of time helps keep your blood pressure normal.

• Hydrate by drinking 8 to 16 ounces of non-caff...

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