You Can Save a Life This Month!

Local Blood Drive

You can help save a life this month! The Community Blood Drive Sponsored by Apple Valley Chamber and Keller Williams Premier Realty is taking place on August 17th and is the perfect way to do a little good before the summer is over.

Head out to the Eagle Valley Bank Building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to donate blood and help save up to three lives. To thank you for your donation, you will receive a free lunch that will be provided by Keller Williams!

To help make your donation process much easier, keep these tips in mind.

  • Maintain a healthy level of iron in your diet by adding iron-rich foods to your plate, including fish, red meat, poultry, beans, raisins, spinach, and iron-fortified cereals.
  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before your donation. If you are typically reaching for the snooze button in the morning, try to get to bed at least one hour earlier than normal.
  • Drink at least an extra 16 ounces of water or other non-alcoholic beverage before you donate.
  • Have a healthy, filling meal before your donation. Try to avoid fatty foods, such as fries or hamburgers. Fatty foods can affect the tests that are done on your blood. If your blood has too much fat, it cannot be tested for infection diseases, and it will not be able to be used.
  • If you are donating platelets, keep in mind that your system has to be aspirin-free for at least two days beforehand.
  • Bring your donor card, driver’s license, or two other forms of ID.

All of us at Mayer Insurance in Apple Valley, Minnesota would like to encourage you to head out to this local event to help save a life.