About the Community Blood Bank

The Community Blood Bank is a non-profit cooperative service of Avera McKennan and Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. We are the sole supplier of blood products to hospitals and healthcare organizations in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.


What can be done to make sure your friends, neighbors and family receive the blood they need? It’s simple – donate blood to the Community Blood Bank.


The great thing about the Community Blood Bank, is that all of the blood stays within your community. A safe, cost effective supply of blood is delivered to local hospitals. If you or someone you know receives blood or blood products from medical treatment, we rely on local support to help replenish the units used to it is available for other patients.


Hospitals we supply:

South Dakota

Sioux Falls (Sanford Medical Center, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, The Heart Hospital of South Dakota and the VA Medical Center),

Brookings, Flandreau, Dell Rapids, Canton, Freeman, Madison, Chamberlain, Viborg, Watertown, Clear Lake, and Vermillion.



Jackson, Luverne, Pipestone, Slayton, Tracy, Tyler, Westbrook, Windom and Worthington.



Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Estherville, Sheldon, and Sibley.