St. Croix County blood drives scheduledThis National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate and help save lives.
This National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate and help save lives.
Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. In the hour it takes to donate blood, donors can help save the lives of more than one patient. Only 3 percent of the U.S. population currently donates blood. Become a Red Cross volunteer donor and join a family of blood donors across the nation in a lifesaving cause.
To donate, simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcros sblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
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 (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Upcoming blood drives in St. Croix County include:
Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., The Masons St Croix Lodge #56, 209 Locust St., Hudson.
Tuesday, April 24, 1-6 p.m., American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80, 1260 Wall St., New Richmond.
Monday, April 30, 1-6 p.m., Edina Realty, 400 S. Second St., Hudson.