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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/18/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith, 307-352-0399    
  Trisha Cartmell, 307-352-0346    

BLM to Host Blood Drive


The Rock Springs Office of the Bureau of Land Management is hosting a blood drive on Friday Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The blood drive is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

Donors should bring a photo ID, a list of medications they are taking, and the places and times of travel outside of the country. Donors are encouraged to eat well 30-45 minutes prior to donating, and to drink plenty of water and limit caffeine intake.

There are many new benefits to sharing the gift of life, including a “Hero Rewards” program; details can be found at www.bloodhero.com. A free total cholesterol screening is completed with every successful donation.

Certain restrictions apply to those interested in participating: donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be 17 years of age or older, must not be experiencing cold or flu symptoms, must not have acquired hepatitis after the age of 11, must not have been pregnant within the past six months, or have been at risk for HIV exposure.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Trisha Cartmell at 307-352-0346. Donors may also sign up online at www.bloodhero.com, or email trisha_cartmell@blm.gov to schedule an appointment.

Did You Know?

  • Over 500 donors per week are needed to serve the 15 area hospitals.
  • There is only one source of blood – volunteer blood donors: It cannot be made or manufactured.
  • By the age of 75, almost everyone will have needed blood.
  • The human body contains 8-11 pints of blood: It’s easy to spare one.
  • Blood can only be stored on hospital shelves for 42 days.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Rock Springs Field Office    280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 09-18-2009