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Upcoming blood donation opportunities

For those interested in blood donation opportunities, the following dates are available in Crow Wing County: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Central Lakes College, 501 West College Dr., Brainerd; from 1-7 p.m., June 30, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 30, St. Joseph's Medical Center, 523 N. Third St., Brainerd.

In Morrison County, the following dates are available: from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, St. Francis Center, 116 8th Ave. SE, Little Falls; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Camp Ripley, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Francis Center, 116 Eighth Ave. SE, Little Falls.

In Todd County, from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Faith Lutheran Church, 430 12th St. SE, Staples.

In Wadena County, from noon to 6 p.m., June 23, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 24, VFW Post No. 3922, 213 First St. SE, Wadena.

Call 800-733-2767 or visit 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.