Blood donations are needed


September 22, 2023

Memorial Blood Centers has announced a blood emergency following a summer of low donor turnout. Contributing to the shortage are the recent Labor Day holiday, back-to-school activities, and a prolonged 50-percent decrease in youth and first-time donors. Minnesota’s blood supply is well below the optimal 5-7 days. While all blood types are needed, types O+, O-, B-, and platelets are critically low.

Help by donating blood or organizing a blood drive. Learn more or schedule an appointment to donate at or call 888-448-3253....

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