Area Blood Drives This Week 08 Apr 13

There are several blood drives taking place around the local area this week as the American Red Cross helps residents “Give The Gift Of Life.” Only about 3% of the population donates blood, but someone needs blood in the US every 2 seconds. One donation can save the lives of multiple people. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the First Presbyterian Church in St. James from 1 to 7 today (MON) and 8 to Noon on Tuesday. Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson has a blood drive from Noon to 6 on Tuesday as well, and Sleepy Eye High School hosts the Bloodmobile from 8:30 to 2:30 on Wednesday. On Thursday there are blood drives at the Mankato Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive from 12:30 to 5:30, and at the Brownton Community Center from 2 to 7. For more information on giving blood, check out www.redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.