Chamber News

Your Ticket to Saving Lives - Aug. 1-15
St. Paul, MN
07/18/2017 04:06 PM

Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is currently facing an urgent need for blood – particularly types O negative (O-), B negative (B-), and A negative (A-). Volunteer donors are needed to step up and give blood during the summer months when blood donations are often low. 

During the month of August, all presenting blood donors at donor centers and blood drives will be entered in weekly drawings to win tickets to one of three great events:

  • Minnesota Vikings game

  • Minnesota State Fair

  • Minnesota Renaissance Festival

    In addition, you can support your local police and fire departments this August by donating blood at a Battle of the Badges blood drive. The Battle of the Badges competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation through a friendly life-saving competition between teams of first responders. To show support for your local heroes and help them win the competition, simply donate blood at your participating police or fire department’s blood drive. (Note: An asterisk* in the chart below indicates the drive is a Battle of the Badges blood drive.) Learn more at MBC.ORG/Badges.

With summer underway, MBC is in urgent need of blood donations. Though the demand for blood is constant, the supply is not – and summer is a difficult time to collect enough blood to support the needs of area hospitals. 

To register for a blood drive, visit us online at MBC.ORG, or contact the sponsoring organization directly. While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments to be made in advance. It’s also important for donors to keep their blood donation appointments, as these appointments help MBC plan a stable supply of blood for local hospitals.

Date

Sponsor

Location

City

Time

08/01/17

Crescent Ridge Corporate Center 1 & 2

11100 Wayzata Blvd

Minnetonka

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

08/01/17

Southpoint Office Center

400 S Point Center, 1650 W 82nd St

Bloomington

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/01/17

St. Edward Catholic Church

9401 Nesbitt Ave S

Bloomington

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

08/01/17

Forest Lake Community

95 E Broadway Ave

Forest Lake

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

08/01/17

Maple Plain Community - Northside Park

5050 Independence St

Maple Plain

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

08/02/17

Loretto Fire Department*

259 Medina St N

Loretto

2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

08/02/17

St. Stephen Church - White Bear Lake

1965 E Co Rd E

White Bear Lake

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

08/02/17

City of Lindstrom - Lindstrom City Hall Park

13292 Sylvan Ave

Lindstrom

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

08/03/17

Minneapolis Visitor Information

505 Nicollet, Ste 100

Minneapolis

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

08/03/17

Holy Nativity Lutheran Church

3900 Winnetka Ave N

New Hope

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

08/03/17

Lake Auburn Moravian Church

7460 Victoria Dr

Victoria

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

08/04/17

City of Hopkins*

101 – 17th Ave S

Hopkins

8:00 am - 11:30 am

08/04/17

Terri Goembel Memorial

1114 American Blvd W

Bloomington

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

08/05/17

Hanover Harvest Festival

11250 5th St NE

Hanover

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

08/06/17

Church of St. Stephen - Anoka

525 Jackson St

Anoka

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

08/06/17

St. Andrew's Catholic Church

566 4th St NW

Elk River

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/07/17

Washington Square – Mill City Room

100 Washington Ave S, 4th Floor

Minneapolis

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

08/07/17

Holy Family Catholic Church

5900 W Lake St

St. Louis Park

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/07/17

Wayzata Fire Department*

600 Rice St E

Wayzata

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/08/17

Canadian Pacific Plaza

120 S 6th St, Ste 150

Minneapolis

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

08/08/17

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

400 Sibley St, Ste 300

St. Paul

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

08/09/17

Campbell Mithun Tower

222 S 9th St

Minneapolis

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

08/09/17

Three Rivers Park District

3000 Xenium Ln N

Plymouth

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

08/09/17

Riverplace

43 Main St, Ste 232

Minneapolis

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

08/09/17

Mayo Clinic Health Systems - New Prague

301 2nd St NE

New Prague

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/10/17

Dakotah! Sport & Fitness

2100 Trail Of Dreams

Prior Lake

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

08/10/17

PCL Construction Services, Inc.

12200 Nicollet Ave

Burnsville

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

08/10/17

HDR Inc.

701 Xenia Ave S, Ste 600

Golden Valley

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

08/10/17

Eyewest Vision Clinic & Optical

13900 Northdale Blvd

Rogers

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/10/17

Woodbury Community

2665 Woodlane Dr

Woodbury

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/11/17

Woodbury Chiropractic and Wellness Center

1063 Weir Dr, Ste 200

Woodbury

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/12/17

Samantha Lind's Annual Blood Drive

11301 Dayton River Rd

Dayton

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

08/13/17

Church of St. Joseph the Worker

7180 Hemlock Ln

Maple Grove

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

08/14/17

City of Minneapolis

350 S 5th St

Minneapolis

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

08/14/17

City of Maple Grove*

12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy

Maple Grove

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/14/17

Minneapolis Veterans Home

5101 Minnehaha Ave

Minneapolis

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/14/17

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church –

West Campus

7150 Rolling Acres Rd

Victoria

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/14/17

Ridgedale YMCA

12301 Ridgedale Dr

Minnetonka

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

08/15/17

Elk River Police Department*

13077 Orono Pkwy NW

Elk River

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

08/15/17

The 701 Building

701 4th Ave S, Ste 200

Minneapolis

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

* Asterisks indicate blood drives participating in the “Battle of the Badges” competition


About Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for nearly 70 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Reference
Liz Star
(651) 332-7215
 
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