Effective March 25, 2024, Memorial Blood Centers will open its new donor center in Duluth. This donor center will replace the existing Duluth donor center.
Located at 14 East Central Entrance, the new Duluth blood center will be closer than the current blood center to downtown Duluth. The new location is off Arlington on East Central Entrance near stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. The new blood center will feature state-of-the-art equipment, ample free parking, a comfortable lounge area, and of course welcoming staff.
With more space than the existing Duluth blood center, the new center will feature more donation beds to help meet the need for blood in local hospitals and will bring platelet donation to the Northland for the first time. Learn more about platelet donation.
To best serve Duluth’s loyal blood donor community, the new donor center location will have the same hours of operation as the current site.
The new Duluth donor center space is larger and conveniently located close to stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. It features state-of-the-art equipment, a comfortable lounge area, and free on-site parking. Plus, the new Duluth donor center has space for more donation beds — so you can bring a friend or family member to donate with you!
MBC maintains 10 donor centers across Minnesota and western Wisconsin, each donor center operates as efficiently as possible to minimize overhead and maximize the impact each blood donation can have. With this in mind, we have chosen to close our existing Duluth location in order to reallocate staff, and equipment to better serve our blood donors and maximize our collections in Duluth.
Yes! Staff from the current Duluth donor center will move to the new location.
No. The Duluth donor center will have the same hours of operation as the current site.
Memorial Blood Centers’ call representatives are contacting donors with appointments scheduled at the Duluth donor center past the closure date to reschedule at our new location. If you would like to proactively reschedule your appointment, log into your HeroHub account or call us at 888.GIVE.BLD (888.448.3253).
We understand this is a big change. If you have further questions, you can call: Phil Losacker at 612.987.9243 or email [email protected].