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Blood donors needed to support community hospitals


February 6, 2020

The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Every two seconds, someone needs blood – whether it’s heart transplant and cancer patients, or accident victims and premature babies. Our hospital partners rely on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to roll up their sleeve each week to ensure a stable blood supply in our community. In fact, nearly 100% of the blood used by patients in Northland hospitals is donated by Northland blood donors with Memorial Blood Centers.

Memorial Blood Centers needs more than 2,000 donors to step up each week to meet the needs of hospital patients in our community. New and returning donors of all blood types are urgently needed. You may be eligible to donate blood if you are:

• In good health

• 17 years or older—16 with written parental consent (PDF)

• Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons

• Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu

While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage donors to make appointments in advance. Visit MBC.ORG to find your nearest community blood drive or donor center, or to make an appointment at one of the following public blood drives.

2/11/20, 9 AM–3:30 PM: MSOP, 111 Hwy 73, Moose Lake

2/14/20, 11 AM–5:30 PM: Cromwell-Wright High School, 5624 Hwy 210, Cromwell

2/18/20, 3 PM–6:30 PM: Elim Lutheran Church, 2077 Co Rd 6, Barnum


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