Blood Donation-West Nebraska Blood Center
Regional West Medical Center
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
Hours of operation:
Monday through Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Every day, blood is needed in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities to care for patients who undergo surgery or suffer from disease or traumatic injury.
Western Nebraska Blood Center, a hospital based donor center licensed by the FDA, draws approximately 3,000 units of blood per year and has just over 1,000 active local volunteer donors. The blood drawn at the blood center is used to supply blood to Regional West Medical Center and other hospitals throughout the panhandle of Nebraska.
In addition to drawing volunteer donor blood, the blood center collects autologous blood, which is for people who choose to use their own blood supply during a planned surgery.
In order to save lives , blood must be on the shelf, ready for transfusion. Sixty percent of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood , yet only five percent of those eligible actually do. This is why the staff at West Nebraska Blood Center works actively to recruit and retain repeat blood donors in the community.
Donating blood is a simple, safe and easy process. To donate, you must be healthy, between the ages of 17 and 85 and meet a few other basic requirements. Your safety and the safety of those who receive your blood is always a priority.
Becoming a new donor is both important and appreciated. But equally important, is becoming a regular, repeat donor. A healthy donor can donate blood every 56 days.
For more information or to set up an appointment call (308) 630-2477.