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Minnesota Vikings Team With Memorial Blood Centers Again for Annual Blood Drive

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's independent community blood center, Memorial Blood Centers, will host their 6th annual blood drive event with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, December 15. The blood drive, taking place at the St. Paul Donor Center (I-94 and Hwy. 280), will feature Linebacker Chad Greenway along with other players and cheerleaders scheduled to arrive around 2 PM. All presenting donors will be eligible to enter a drawing for Vikings jerseys along with autographed Vikings memorabilia.

"We have a wonderful partnership with the Vikings and look forward to this event every year. The event is a great way for us to thank our donors and to spread the word to the community on the importance of donating blood," said Rachel Lindquist, Marketing Specialist at Memorial Blood Centers. "In the past this event has been held at the Mall of America or in conjunction with one of our corporate sponsors. This year we are excited for the opportunity to have the Vikings join us at our donor center in St. Paul. This is a public event so all Vikings fans -- especially those who wish to donate blood -- are welcome!"

Presenting donors will also be eligible to win airfare-only and 7-day all-inclusive vacation packages to Mexico through Memorial Blood Centers' Reward Yourself giveaway. Details will be available at the event.

The precious gift of blood can only be provided by volunteers like you, there is no substitute. To donate blood during the Vikings event, please call 888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253) or go online to to make an appointment.

Fast Facts about Giving a Gift to Your Community:

Every two seconds, someone needs blood -- from heart transplant recipients and cancer patients to accident victims in crises. Memorial Blood Centers faces a demand of over 2,700 units a week to meet the needs of more than 30 hospital partners. And making a donation is one way to give a potentially life-saving gift to friends, family, and community.

  1. All donations are processed and available for use within 24-48 hours
  2. Each unit of blood can help up to three (3) people
  3. Since blood cannot be synthetically made, there is no substitute
  4. Donating is safe, convenient, and takes only about one hour, including registration and a mini-physical.

The need for blood never takes a vacation -- even though donors sometimes do -- and shortages often occur during the winter holidays.

Donors 17 and older must be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds; donors 16 years of age must weigh at least 130 pounds, be at least 5 feet tall, and have written parental consent. While walk-in donors are always welcome, appointments can be made in advance.

About Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives in the community for over 60 years as the only locally operated nonprofit organization supplying life-saving blood and blood components to over 30 hospital partners throughout Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Operating 11 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also is a national leader in transfusion medicine, providing expert technical services to clients throughout the U.S. For more information call 888-GIVE BLD or visit

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