While thousands of blood donors have answered the call to fill the Missing Types, more donors are needed now to help ensure patients don’t have to wait for blood products. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who come to donate July 1-6 with an exclusive Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities


6/27/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 102 Central Ave. N.


7/9/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 214 N. Dugan St.

Blue Earth

7/10/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 E. 7th St.


7/12/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic School, 223 1st St. NE


7/15/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Shiloh Lutheran Church, 108 E. Jay St.

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