Gerdau community blood drive Oct. 1


Gerdau will host a community blood drive from 6 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1500 W. Third Street in Wilton, inside the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) Donor Bus.

To donate, please contact Lynda Verhelst at (563) 732-4565 or visit and use code 491 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before Aug. 6 are eligible to give at this drive.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.