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Blood Drives Across the Northland in October

Memorial Blood Drive in October Memorial Blood Drive in October |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: September 17, 2018 11:35 AM

Memorial Blood Centers is inviting all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. The Center will be holding blood drives across the Northland through October. Health officials say every 2 seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims and premature babies. The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. 

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Only 38% of people are eligible to give blood—of that 38%, only about 7% of people do give. Memorial Blood Centers needs volunteer donors to give blood that hospital patients need. Will you give?

Things to know about donating blood

  • It is convenient and safe
  • You should be In good health
  • Be free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for a skin condition
  • Be symptom-free for at least 3 days following a cold or a flu
  • Be 17 years or older—16 with written parental consent (form available at MBC.ORG)

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

October 1 - South Ridge School:  8162 Swan Lake Rd in Saginaw from 7:30 am - 11:30 am
October 1 - South Shore High School:  9135 School Rd in Port Wing from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
October 2 - Deer River High School:  101 First Ave NE in Deer River from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
October 2 - Minnesota Air Nat'l Guard 148th:  4630 Mustang Dr. in Duluth from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
October 3 - 131 West First Street in Duluth from 8:30 am - 11:00 am
October 3 - Pine River Backus High School:  810 First St W in Pine River from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
October 3 - Cloquet Wal-Mart:  1308 Hwy 33 S in Cloquet from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
October 4 - UMD Kirby Student Center:  1120 Kirby Dr. in Duluth from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 4 - Grand Rapids Deerwood Bank:  2950 US 169 in Grand Rapids from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 4 - Piedmont Community Blood Drive, (Sponsored by RSI, Piedmont Dental & Viewcrest Health Center): 3111 Church St. in Duluth from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
October 5 - Proctor High School: 131 Ninth Ave in Proctor from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
October 5 - Faith Baptist Church: 10 S 6th St. in Bayfield from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
October 6 - Faith Baptist Church: 10 S 6th St. in Bayfield from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 8 - Superior Senior High School:  2600 Catlin Ave in Superior from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
October 8 - Cook Community Hospital: 10 SE 5th St. in Cook from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 9 - Vermilion Community College:  1900 E Camp St. in Ely from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 9 - Public Safety Building & Arrowhead Juvenile Detention Center:  2501 Rice Lake Rd in Hermantown from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 9 - Lakeview Covenant Church: 1001 Jean Duluth Rd in Duluth from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
October 10 - Harbor City International School: 332 W Michigan St. in Duluth from 7:30 am - 11:30 am
October 10 - Northeast Range School: 30 South Dr. in Babbitt from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 10 - Floodwood High School:  115 W Fourth Ave. in Floodwood from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 11 - Itasca Community College: 1851 N Hwy 169 in Grand Rapids from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
October 14 - Glen Avon Presbyterian Church: 2105 Woodland Ave. in Duluth from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
October 15 - Sandstone Area Businesses: 320 Hwy 123 in Sandstone from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
October 15 - United In Christ Lutheran Church:  201 Station 44 Rd in Eveleth  from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
October 16 - NRRI & Curtis Oil: 5013 Miller Trunk Hwy in Hermantown from 8:30 am - 11:00 am
October 16 - Pine City Community Chris's Food Center: 1035 Main St S in    Pine City from 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
October 16 - Cromwell-Wright High School: 5624 Hwy 210 in Cromwell from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
October 16 - Minnesota Power – RECC & Herbert Service Center, 3215 Arrowhead Rd    in Duluth from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
October 17 - Hinckley Finlayson High School: 201 Main St. in Hinckley from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 17 - Northwestern High School: 4751 Co Rd F in Maple from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 17 - City of Virginia and Public Utilities - Employee and Retiree Wellness Fair: 821 9th Ave in Virginia from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 18 - Webster High School: PO Box 9 in Webster from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

All types are needed—especially O negative (O-) and O positive (O+). It’s also important to keep your appointment—or to call and reschedule. Your appointments help us plan a stable supply of blood for local hospitals. 

For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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