Bloodmobile coming to Minneota
There is an upcoming bloodmobile on January 24. Give blood and help trauma patients. Donated blood is a lifesaving gift most healthy people can give.
The community is encouraged to donate blood from 1-7 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, at the Minneota American Legion.
This will go to help those who have been seriously injured and need blood products to help them recover. It's the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives.
Every day, the American Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions.
While all blood types are needed, type O negative donors are especially important. Because it is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients of any blood type.
Type O negative blood is what emergency personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations.
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or call Barb Okrina at 872-5131.
Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process.
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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.