The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage at this time and has issued an emergency call for blood donations. A critical shortage of Red Cross blood donations may lead to delays in urgent medical care to vulnerable patients. Donors with type O, B negative or A negative blood are especially needed and are encouraged to give Power Red donations if possible. However, any donation is deeply appreciated.
Anyone who is at least 16 years of age (please bring a parental consent), weighs at least 110 pounds and is considered to be in good health may be eligible to donate blood. There is no upper age limit and the time commitment is minimal. For more information, or to make an appointment to donate blood, call Sister Julien Dirkes at (320)632-0663.