December 9, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 25, 2010) – Blood donations through the local American Red Cross Blood Services Region declined during the summer months, resulting in an urgent need of all blood types, especially type O negative, right now and in the weeks ahead. The Red Cross closely monitors local and national blood supplies to ensure donations are keeping pace with hospital need for blood products in order to meet ongoing and emergency patient care.
Type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage. That’s because type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type, and is often transfused into patients in emergency and trauma situations.
Every day, more than 39,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States. Blood is used for the treatment of cancer patients, people with blood disorders, premature babies, transplant recipients, trauma victims and more.
Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities
ANOKA COUNTY
9/10/10
1:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Emmanuel Christian Center
7777 University Ave NE
Spring Lake Park
9/11/10
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Blaine Medical Center
11855 Ulysses St NE
Blaine
9/11/10
9:00 am –  2:00 pm
Lowe’s
2700 Main St
Coon Rapids
9/16/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Club West
11211 Club West Pkwy
Blaine
HENNEPIN COUNTY
9/7/10
11:30 am –  5:30 pm
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
One Veterans Dr
Minneapolis
9/9/10
11:00 am –  4:00 pm
Saint Therese Home
8000 Bass Lake Rd
New Hope
9/10/10
9:00 am –  2:00 pm
Veterans  Affairs Medical Center
One Veterans Dr
Minneapolis
9/10/10
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Health Partner Riverside
2220 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis
9/13/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Elks Lodge 44
2875 Brookdale Dr
Brooklyn Park
9/14/10
11:30 am –  5:30 pm
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
One Veterans Dr
Minneapolis
9/15/10
10:00am – 3:00 pm
Fifth Street Towers
100 S 5th St
Minneapolis
9/16/10
1:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Rasmussen College
7905 Golden Triangle
Eden Prairie
9/17/10
9:00 am –  2:00 pm
Veterans  Affairs Medical Center
One Veterans Dr
Minneapolis
RAMSEY COUNTY
9/5/10
9:00 am –  8:00 pm
Minnesota State Fair
1265 N Snelling Ave
St Paul
9/7/10
1:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Keller Williams
3555 Willow Lake Blvd
Vadnais Heights
9/7/10
1:30 pm –  6:30 pm
Public Safety Center
785 Old Hwy 8 NW
New Brighton
9/7/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
St Anthony Park Lutheran Church
2323 Como Ave
St Paul
9/7/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Gold’s Gym
905 E Cty Rd E
Vadnais Heights
9/7/10
9:00 am – 2:00pm
Boston Health
1865 Old Hudson Rd
St Paul
9/13/10
1:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
1730 Old Hudson Rd
St Paul
9/13/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Maternity of Mary Catholic Church
1414 N Dale
St Paul
9/13/10
11:00 am –  4:00 pm
TIES
1667 Snelling Ave N
Falcon Heights
9/15/10
12:30 pm –  4:30 pm
Graebner Memorial Chapel Building
1259 Carrol Ave
Saint Paul
9/16/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 W Roselawn Ave
Roseville
9/16/10
9:00 am –  2:00 pm
Church of the Assumption
51 W 7th St
Saint Paul
9/16/10
11:00 am –  4:00 pm
Rauenhorst Hall
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul
WASHINGTON COUNTY
9/8/10
2:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Curves
1650 Market Dr
Stillwater
9/10/10
1:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church
150 5th St
Marine on St Croix
9/14/10
8:00 am –  7 :00 pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church
1616 W Olive
Stillwater
9/17/10
2:30 pm –  6:30 pm
Newport Lutheran Church
900 15th St
Newport
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) 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 permission 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.
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

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