August blood drives
Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is currently facing an urgent need for blood, particularly types O negative (O-), B negative (B-), and A negative (A-). During the month of August, all presenting blood donors at donor centers and blood drives will be entered in weekly drawings to win tickets to: Minnesota Vikings game, Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
In addition, you can support your local police and fire departments this August by donating blood at a Battle of the Badges blood drive. The Battle of the Badges competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation through a friendly life-saving competition between teams of first responders. To show support for your local heroes and help them win the competition, simply donate blood at your participating police or fire department’s blood drive. Learn more at MBC.ORG/Badges.
To register for a blood drive, go to MBC.ORG, or contact the sponsoring organization directly. While walk-in donors are always welcome, they encourage appointments to be made in advance. It’s also important for donors to keep their blood donation appointments, as these appointments help MBC plan a stable supply of blood for local hospitals.
Wednesday, August 9, Riverplace, 43 Main St. Ste 232, Minneapolis, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30, Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, 4-7:30 p.m.