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Win Tickets and Support Local First Responders with Memorial Blood Centers

August 01, 2016

(St. Paul, MN) – Summer is in full swing and Memorial Blood Centers wants to remind you to donate blood. Maintaining a stable blood supply during the summer months can be difficult as schools are out of session and families take vacations, but the need for blood remains constant. All presenting donors with Memorial Blood Centers during the month of August 2016 will have 30 chances to win a pair of tickets to one of three great events, including:

  • Minnesota Vikings game
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Minnesota State Fair

Plus, support your local police and fire departments this August by donating blood at a Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges 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 department’s blood drive.

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.

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 11 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.