Upcoming blood donation opportunities
For those interested in donating blood, opportunities will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Mathias Catholic Church. Call Grace at 829-4441. Bring photo ID or donor card.
Other opportunities include noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 4, American Legion, 23659 Forest Road, Deerwood; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 5064 CR 13, Nisswa; from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Crosslake Lutheran Church, 35960 CR 66, Crosslake; from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Emily City Hall, 39811 State Highway 6, Emily; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Camp Ripley Armory, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.