Local blood drives setFinding the perfect gift to give for Valentine’s Day can be challenging. This year, give a gift from the heart by donating blood through the American Red Cross in honor of your special someone.
Finding the perfect gift to give for Valentine’s Day can be challenging. This year, give a gift from the heart by donating blood through the American Red Cross in honor of your special someone. Or double your lifesaving impact by spending quality time together and donating with your partner.
Following are the upcoming blood donation opportunities in Douglas County:
• Monday, January 31 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Village Hall in Brandon.
• Wednesday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armory in Alexandria.
• Thursday, February 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Community Center in Osakis.
To donate blood call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.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. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.