Blood donation opportunities offered
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
For those interested in donating blood, the following dates are available: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18, Pillager High School, Pillager; noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 19, American Legion, 4435 Main St., Pequot Lakes; from 1-6 p.m. Feb. 28, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Community Center, 425 Fourth St. NE, Staples.
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.