Blood drive scheduled at Northbridge Mall

Published 9:05 am Thursday, October 22, 2009

There will be a blood-donation opportunity next week as the American Red Cross challenges communities to help patients in the area and across the United States.

The blood collection will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.

“The need for blood is constant. With only 38 percent of the population eligible to give, it’s important for eligible individuals to make blood donation part of their everyday lives,” said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. “When you give blood, you help save lives.”

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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. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

Simply call (800) GIVE-LIFE — (800) 448-3543 — or visit www. to get answers to questions.