Blood donors urgently needed

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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As July continues, so does the critical need for blood and platelet donors. Right now, the American Red Cross asks donors to make and keep appointments this month to support lifesaving transfusions needed all summer long.

The Red Cross has teamed up with Universal Pictures for the theatrical release of “Twisters” to help avoid a summer blood shortage. All who come to give blood or platelets July 1-31 will get a Fandango Movie Ticket by email. Plus, those who come to give by July 14 will also receive a one-of-a-kind “Twisters” and Red Cross umbrella, while supplies last.

And just like Ram, an official “Twisters” film partner, one lucky winner could show they’re driven to be a force for good. All who come to give blood in July will also automatically be entered for a chance to win a 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn®. See for details on all offers.

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Visit to see a list of upcoming Red Cross community blood drives in the Minnesota and Dakotas region for July 8 through Aug. 8. Please note that the drive schedule is subject to change. To see the latest, go to