CAMP RIPLEY — There are still appointment slots open for an upcoming American Red Cross blood drive 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, on Camp Ripley near Little Falls.

“Our nation is experiencing a severe shortage of blood donations due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” a news release stated. “The Red Cross is in extreme need of blood donations and have several procedures to ensure safety and health of volunteers and donors.”

Make an appointment at Those with questions may call or email Sgt. Andrew Wensmann at 320-616-2715 or to set up an appointment.

Editor's note: This story was corrected to include the accurate date of March 26 not March 2.