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Blood drives to be held in Cloquet

Memorial Blood Centers will hold blood drives in the area during the month of September. Blood transfusion is the most frequently conducted hospital procedure so the need for blood is constant. The following blood drives will supply life-saving b...

Memorial Blood Centers will hold blood drives in the area during the month of September. Blood transfusion is the most frequently conducted hospital procedure so the need for blood is constant. The following blood drives will supply life-saving blood to community hospitals.

The blood donation process takes approximately 45 minutes. To give blood you must be in good health. Sixteen-year-old donors with guardian, parental consent must weigh at least 130 pounds and be at least 5 feet tall, while 17-year-old donors and older must weigh at least 110 pounds. Walk-in donors are always welcome, but appointments are recommended and can be made in advance to ensure a particular appointment.

Friday, Sept. 5 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Members Cooperative Credit Union, 101 14th St., Cloquet. Contact Cheryl Nelson at 218-879-3304.

Monday, Sept. 8 - 2-6 p.m. at Community Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet. Contact Tina Earls at 218-878-7017.

Tuesday, Sept. 30 - 8 a.m. to noon at the Cloquet Rotary Club, 350 Harbor Drive, Cloquet. Contact Chad Spillers at 218-879-5831.

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For more information about Memorial Blood Centers call 888-GIVE BLD or visit www.mbc.org .

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