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Memorial Blood Centers is Calling All Life-Savers

March 01, 2016

(St. Paul, MN) – Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every 2 seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims. The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Only volunteer blood donors can make a life-saving difference to someone in need.

Step up to give blood at a blood drive in your neighborhood and help save lives. 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 3 days following a cold or a flu
  • 17 years or older—16 with written Parental Consent

While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments to be made in advance. To register for a blood drive, go online or contact the sponsoring organization directly.

View open blood drives for February in the Metro area or Northland area now.

Patients in our local hospitals depend on Memorial Blood Centers to be there with the right blood type they need to survive. All types are needed—especially O negative (O-) and O positive (O+).

About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for over 65 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit About Us. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.