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Castle Bank to host community blood drive

MARENGO – Castle Bank, 667 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo, is hosting a community blood drive Aug. 26. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center will draw blood from 1 to 6 p.m., and sandwiches will be provided to donors.

You should be eligible to donate blood if you are at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health. One in three people will need blood and you never know when you or someone you love might be the one.

The Rock River Valley Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony, Rockford Memorial, SwedishAmerican, Beloit Memorial, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, Harvard Memorial, SwedishAmerican Medical Center-Belvidere, and Rochelle Community hospitals. The Rock River Valley Blood Center collects 1,000 units of blood each week to meet area patient needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Castle Bank at 815-568-2753 or 815-568-7252.

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