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American Red Cross revs its engines

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Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

The American Red Cross is teaming up with 3M and Roush Fenway Racing to launch Red Cross Racing, a campaign to engage NASCAR fans as blood donors and to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood.

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Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

July 28 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armory, 311 Broadway, Alexandria.

July 31 - 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 411 Hawthorne, Alexandria.

August 1 - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 411 Hawthorne, Alexandria.

To donate blood, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.org to make an appointment or for more information.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be at least 17 years old - 16 years old with a signed parental/guardian consent form - and must weigh at least 110 pounds.

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