For families who live in zip code areas 55413, 55414, 55418 and small parts of 55421 (St Anthony) and have a child between the ages of 0-17. Thursday, Oct. 24, 9 am-5:30 pm. The Salvation Army Minneapolis Central Corps, 2727 Central Ave. NE, will distribute coats. Parents must bring a current piece of mail and ID for themselves, and ID (birth certificate, insurance card, etc.) for children who will be getting coats. Donations of new coats for children ages 0-17 can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, Minneapolis Central Corps, between the hours of 8 am and 7 pm, through Oct. 23.
All presenting donors at Memorial Blood Centers from August 1-31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win dinner and theater tickets. Donors during August will be automatically entered for a chance to win theater tickets as well as a $50 VISA gift card. For more information, visit MBC.ORG/BRAVO.
Additionally, 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. While walk-in donors are always welcome, they encourage donors to make appointments in advance. Visit MBC.ORG or call 1-888-GIVE-BLD to make an appointment today.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, Riverplace, 43 Main St., Ste 232, 8:30 am-12 pm.
Monday, Aug. 19, 2-7 pm, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2739 Stinson Blvd. NE, Doran Hall. Registration: MaryAnne at 612-787-1182 or online at stchb.org/blood-drive.
Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota State Fair to give blood donors a chance to win tickets to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. All presenting donors in July are automatically entered to win one of 27 pairs of Minnesota State Fair tickets. Visit MBC.ORG/FAIR for more information. Plus, all donors from June 28 through July 9 receive a limited edition T-shirt.
Donors are urgently needed due to a critical shortage of all blood types. This shortage is anticipated to continue over the Fourth of July holiday. The need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation, and Memorial Blood Centers needs over 2,000 donors to step up every week to maintain a steady blood supply for local hospitals.
Visit MBC.ORG to review eligibility guidelines and make an appointment at your nearest donor center or at one of the following public blood drives. While walk-in donors are always welcome, they encourage donors to make appointments in advance.
Wednesday, July 17, 4-7:30 pm, Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE.
Friday, July 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Cuningham Group, 201 SE Main St.
When you give blood with local Memorial Blood Centers, you’re continuing a long-standing tradition of helping save lives in your community. Founded on Veterans Day in 1948 by the community, for the community, Memorial Blood Centers ensures a safe and stable supply of blood for patients in area hospitals.
Donating blood is convenient and safe when you are healthy, well and: In good health, Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for skin condition, Symptom-free for at least three days following a cold or a flu, 17 years or older, 16 with written parental consent (form available at MBC.ORG).
While walk-in donors are always welcome, they encourage appointments be made in advance. To register for a blood drive, schedule online or contact the sponsoring organization directly.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, RSP Architects, 1220 Marshall St. NE, 1:30-4:30 pm.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, 4-7:30 pm.
Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota State Fair to give blood donors a chance to win tickets to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. All presenting donors in July are automatically entered into weekly drawings for a pair of tickets. Visit MBC.ORG/FAIR for more information. Plus, all donors from June 25 through July 11 receive a special “Fishing for Donors” t-shirt. Volunteers are especially needed to step up and give blood during the summer months, when schools are out of session, people are enjoying the weather, and families take vacations. Donating blood is convenient and safe when you are: in good health, free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for a skin condition, symptom-free for at least three days following a cold or a flu, 17 years or older (16 with a written parental consent form available at their website.)
While walk-in donors are always welcome, they encourage appointments be made in advance. To register for a blood drive, go online to MBC.ORG or contact the sponsoring organization directly. Search blood drives to find the most up-to-date blood drive list in your community.
Monday, July 2, Community Grounds, 560 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, 4-7 pm.
Wednesday, July 11, BW Packaging Systems, 315 27th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 8 am-1:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 11, RSP Architects, 1220 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 1:30-4:30 pm.
Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with Polaris Industries to offer all presenting blood donors during the month of December a chance to win a Polaris ATV. Every two seconds someone needs blood and patients in local hospitals depend on Memorial Blood Centers to be there with the blood they need to survive. Only volunteer donors can help ensure blood is available. Plus, those who donate from Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 will also receive a free long-sleeve shirt as an extra thank you. To schedule your life-saving donation today visit MBC.ORG, or call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253). Cuningham Group, St. Anthony Main, 201 SE Main St. #325, will be hosting a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.