Nebraska Community Blood Bank Faces Critical Need for Blood Donations

(KFOR NEWS  March 31, 2022)   Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) has a significant need for donors of all blood types, as well as for specialty donations of platelets.

NCBB is facing a critical challenge maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of our hospital partners in the communities we serve.  The need for blood is constant, but the supply isn’t.  Donors with Nebraska Community Blood Bank help supply nearly 23 local hospitals.  Help hospital patients in need by scheduling an appointment online at NCBB.ORG or by calling

Blood donation is safe and essential, and NCBB has a COVID-19 self-screening policy in addition to general eligibility guidelines. In general, you may be eligible to donate if you are:
• In good health
• 17 years or older— or 16 with written parental consent (PDF available on NCBB.ORG)
• At least 110 pounds
• Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons
• Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu
• Symptom-free for at least 14 days following COVID-19
Visit to find your nearest drive or donor center, or to make an appointment at one of these public blood drives:

  •  4/4/2022 Jefferson Community Health & Life 825 22nd Street Fairbury 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • 4/11/2022 Waverly High School 13401 Amberly Road Waverly 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • 4/18/2022 St. Peter’s Catholic Church 4500 Duxhall Drive Lincoln 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • 4/20/2022 Seward Community 1625 Fairgrounds Circle Seward 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • 4/27/2022 Lincoln Police Department/Public Building Commission 575 South 10th Street Lincoln 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • 4/28/2022 Southeast Community College – Milford 600 South State Street Milford 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 4/29/2022 Cattle Bank & Trust 104 S. 5th St. Seward 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

All presenting donors from April 1-30, 2022 will receive a voucher for a free medium coffee, hot or iced, from Dunkin’.

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