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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/11/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

BLM Rock Springs to Host Blood Drive


The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Office is hosting a blood drive on Friday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The blood drive is open to the public and 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, 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 donation: 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 a pint.
  • Blood can only be stored on hospital shelves for 42 days.


The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 01-14-2010