Blood drives scheduled in Alexandria, Parkers Prairie

April donors could win $1,000 e-gift card.


April is National Volunteer Month, and the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors by giving them a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to the merchant of their choice.

Donors will be automatically registered for the e-cards.

To Schedule a donation appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The Red Cross tests blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. These antibodies may now help coronavirus patients who need convalescent plasma transfusions to fight the virus.

Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or the donor portal at


Donation sites will conduct temperature checks and follow social distancing and face coverings guidelines. The Red Cross asks that those who are sick postpone donating until they are well.

Places to donate in Alexandria:

  • Monday, April 19: 12-6 p.m., Viking Plaza, 3015 Highway 29 S.
  • Tuesday, April 20: 12 -6 p.m., Viking Plaza, 3015 Highway 29 S.
  • Tuesday, April 20: 1-7 p.m., Church for the Harvest, 1910 Aga Drive
  • Friday, April 23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cornerstone Church Alexandria, 202 7th Ave. E.

To donate in Parkers Prairie:

  • Thursday, April 22: 12-6 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 709 S. Douglas Ave.
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