Hegg Companies to Host 2nd Annual Community Blood Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hegg Companies will be hosting a Red Cross community blood drive at the Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown at 201 East 8th Street in Sioux Falls, on Tuesday, January 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “SF Hegg”, call 605-336-2111, or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Each registered donor will get their name put in a drawing for a free night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Sioux Falls, as well as a drawing four tickets to the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey game on Thursday, February 2.

All donors will receive a “Pint for a Pint” coupon eligible for a free tap beer at CRAVE in Sioux Falls. CRAVE is also partnering with The Red Cross of Sioux Falls in their CRAVE Cares initiative during the month of February. This initiative is dedicated to leaving a caring footprint in the community by partnering with a local non-profit partner to raise awareness and funds for that organization. A percentage of sales from a special CRAVE Cares menu will be donated to the American Red Cross of Sioux Falls.

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed.

Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. Photo ID is required at donation time. You must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in good general health to donate. Light snacks and appetizers will also be provided.