Blood drive at First Lutheran

Published 9:06 am Friday, January 28, 2011

A Red Cross blood drive will be held at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Clark St., Albert Lea, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18. To make an appointment call 373-6424 or 373-3767. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Donate blood and give a gift from the heart. Finding the perfect gift to give for Valentine’s Day can be challenging. This year, give a gift from the heart by donating blood through the American Red Cross in honor of your special someone, or double your lifesaving impact by spending quality time together and donating with your partner.

The American Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities. The American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.