Blood donations needed

Published 7:53 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The American Red Cross is having another blood drive swing through the area in hopes of making up for a what it terms as a critical summer blood shortage.

An initial drive in early July saw a 30 percent increase in blood donations appointments through mid-July according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Red Cross.

To schedule an appointment tuse the Blood Donor app, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Mower County


•Aug. 2: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Accentra Credit Union, 400 Fourth Ave. NE

•Aug. 4: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mower County Employees, 201 First St. NE

•Aug. 7: 1 to 7 p.m., National Guard Armory, 800 21st St. NE

•Aug. 8-9: Noon to 6 p.m., National Guard Armory

•Aug. 10: 1 to 7 p.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 306 Second Str. NW

•Aug. 11: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church


•Aug. 15: 1 to 7 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 411 West Main Street

Grand Meadow

•Aug. 1: 1 to 7 p.m., Grand Meadow Lutheran Church, 115 First Str. Northeast


•Aug. 3: 1 to 7 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 103 Pershing Avenue
Steele County

Blooming Prairie

•July 28: 1 to 6 p.m., City Center, 138 Highway 218 South.