Bussey Fire Department and Walmart Knoxville will each hold a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

Bussey’s blood drive will be located at at 313 Fifth Street, inside Bussey Community Center. Knoxville’s blood drive will be located at 814 W Bell Ave., inside the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Donor Bus.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with a parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org. Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo ID is required to donate.

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.

To donate in Bussey, contact Polliann Carlson at (641)944-5281 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5231 to locate the drive.

To donate in Knoxville, contact Dan Northup at (641)828-7584 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5356 to locate the drive.

For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before June 5, 2019 are eligible to give at this drive.