|Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the East Coast of the United States and has now forced the cancellation of approximately 300 Red Cross blood drives resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 units of blood and platelets. That number is expected to grow as Sandy is causing power outages and flooding in many areas along the East Coast. |
The Red Cross shipped blood products into the affected areas ahead of the storm and now urges eligible donors in unaffected areas, like ours, to roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets to replenish supplies. Just as Red Cross disaster workers from across the country have mobilized to help, blood donated through the Red Cross can help patients locally as well as patients in areas affected by Sandy.
People can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
UPCOMING AREA BLOODMOBILE DATES
Nov. 5 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Martin Luther High School, 1 Martin Luther Drive in Northrop, Minn.
Nov. 12 from 1-7 p.m. at Assembly of God Regional Worship Center, 2 Crossroad Drive in Sherburn, Minn.
Nov. 13 from 2-7 p.m. at Granada, Huntley East Chain School, 300 Reynolds St. in Granada, Minn.
Nov. 5 from 1-7 p.m. at National Guard Armory, 410 Prospect Ave. in Albert Lea, Minn.
Blue Earth County
Nov. 6 from 1-6 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Front St. in St. Clair, Minn.
Nov. 8 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 105 Homestead Drive in Mankato, Minn.
Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Red Cross, 105 Homestead Drive in Mankato, Minn.
Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minnesota State University Centennial Student Union, Room 117, in Mankato, Minn.
Nov. 6 from 12-6 p.m. at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave. in St. Peter, Minn.
Nov. 7 from 12-6 p.m. at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave. in St. Peter, Minn.
Nov. 15 from 1-7 p.m. at Student Center, 1995 Luther Court in New Ulm, Minn.
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