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Give the gift of life - donate blood at area blood drives

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

Memorial Blood Centers will hold blood drives in the area during the month of October.

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:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Aspenridge Chiropractice, Cloquet, from 8 a.m. to noon. Hosted by the Cloquet Rotary Club, contact Chad Spillers at 218-879-5831 to sign up.
  • Friday, Oct. 17, at USG Interiors, 35 Arch St., Cloquet, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Holly Smith at 218-878-4013.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Barnum High School from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sarah Hedquist at 218-389-3273.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, at Wright Community and American Legion Farmers Coop Store, Wright, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Contact Mary Jo Stenson at 218-357-3613.
  • Friday, Oct. 24, at Carlton High School, 405 Walnut Ave., Carlton, from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact Dave Esse at 320-629-2712.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 10 Elizabeth Ave., Esko, from 2-6 p.m. Contact Lois Feagherly at 218-879-5490.

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.

Memorial Blood Centers is a nationally known, locally operated nonprofit community blood center that has supplied lifesaving blood and blood components to area hospitals for 60 years. Memorial Blood Centers operates 11 donor centers at 10 Minnesota locations and one in Superior, Wisconsin and conducts more than 150 blood drives monthly.

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At least 2,700 units a week must be collected to meet the needs of over 30 hospital partners in the Twin Cities metro area, northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. For more information about Memorial Blood Centers call 888-GIVE BLD or visit www.mbc.org .

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