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Contact: Whitney Joachim, 319-270-2320

Feel good about giving back by donating blood on

May 21 at the Waverly Area Blood Drive.

Waverly, IA for immediate release — Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood on Monday, May 21 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Waverly Area Veterans Post, 1300 4th street, Waverly IA.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

This is a sample of a raffle ticket that is used as a fundraiser for the Department of Iowa AMVETS. Between now and the Convention in June, if you are approached to purchase a set, do so to Help the Department of Iowa AMVETS. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00