ARC seeks to boost blood supply and donor population [UPDATED]Published 9:21am Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Updated 11:22am Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that the need for blood is constant and the blood supply must be regularly replenished. By making an appointment to donate blood, dedicated donors can help the Red Cross meet the needs of patients — locally and across the nation.
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.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. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donation opportunities:
Otter Tail County
• Oct. 22, 12 to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 619 3rd Ave SW, Perham.
• Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 619 3rd Ave SW, Perham.
• Oct.25, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 505 W Holdt, Battle Lake.
• Oct. 31, 1 to 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 309 S Otter Ave, Parkers Prairie.