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Your Ticket to Saving Lives - Aug. 16-31
 
07/21/2017 04:10 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

08/16/17

Capella Tower - Business Center

650 3rd Ave S

Minneapolis

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

08/16/17

Syngenta Seeds, Inc.

11055 Wayzata Blvd

Minnetonka

8:00 am - 11:30 am

08/16/17

Sportech

10800 175th Ave NW

Elk River

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

08/16/17

Rogers Police and Fire Department*

21201 Memorial Dr

Rogers

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

08/16/17

Graphic Systems

2632 26th Ave S

Minneapolis

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

08/17/17

Depot Office Center

500 Washington Ave S

Minneapolis

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

08/17/17

Becker Community Blood Drive –

Community Center

11500 Sherburne Ave

Becker

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/18/17

Chisago County Sheriff's Office

313 N Main St, #100

Center City

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/18/17

South High School

Dairy Queen by Minnehaha Falls, 4740 Minnehaha Ave

Minneapolis

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

08/19/17

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

12364 Chestnut Blvd

Shakopee

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

08/20/17

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

12364 Chestnut Blvd

Shakopee

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

08/21/17

Hennepin County Medical Center

701 Park Ave, Room RL 110

Minneapolis

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

08/22/17

Metropolitan Council

390 Robert St N

Saint Paul

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

08/22/17

Anoka County Sheriff's Office

13301 Hanson Blvd NW

Anoka

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

08/23/17

City of Edina & Edina Police Department*

4801 W 50th St

Edina

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

08/23/17

HealthEast - Midway Campus

1700 University Ave

Saint Paul

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

08/23/17

City of Golden Valley*

7800 Golden Valley Rd

Golden Valley

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

08/24/17

City of New Hope*

 4251 Xylon Ave N

New Hope

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

08/24/17

Isanti Community

121 Norelius St

Isanti

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/24/17

AmeriPride Services Inc.

10801 Wayzata Blvd

Minnetonka

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

08/24/17

Shakopee Police Department*

475 Gorman St

Shakopee

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/24/17

City of Crystal*

4141 Douglas Dr

Crystal

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/25/17

Ridgeview Medical Center

500 S Maple St

Waconia

8:00 am - 11:00 am

08/25/17

Woodbury Community

1925 Woodwinds Dr

Woodbury

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

08/25/17

St. Francis Fire Department*

23122 St. Francis Blvd NW

Saint Francis

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

08/26/17

Heart Transplant Sisters

2052 Silver Lake Rd NW

New Brighton

11:00 am - 3:30 pm

08/27/17

Jacob's Well

4645 4th Ave S

Minneapolis

9:15 am - 12:15 pm

08/27/17

Inbound Brewco

701 N 5th St

Minneapolis

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

08/28/17

Second Harvest Heartland

1140 Gervais

Maplewood

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

08/29/17

Carlson Advisors, LLC

7101 Northland Circle, Ste 123

Brooklyn Park

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

08/29/17

Oracle Building

900 2nd Ave S

Minneapolis

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

08/29/17

Wyoming Police Department*

26885 Forest Blvd

Wyoming

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

08/30/17

The Colonnade

5500 Wayzata Blvd

Golden Valley

7:30 am - 11:30 am

08/30/17

American Family Insurance

6131 Blue Circle Dr

Eden Prairie

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

08/30/17

Wells Fargo Retirement Plan Services

2700 Snelling Ave N

Roseville

8:00 am - 11:30 am

08/30/17

PwC Plaza

45 S 7th St, Ste 220

Minneapolis

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

08/30/17

Wells Fargo Plaza

7900 Xerxes Ave S

Bloomington

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

08/30/17

Sociable Cider Werks

1500 Fillmore St NE

Minneapolis

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

08/31/17

Garage Sale

737 Pelham Blvd

Saint Paul

3:00 pm - 6:00 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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