Navigation Links
Minnesota Vikings Team With Memorial Blood Centers Again for Annual Blood Drive
Date:12/10/2009

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 www.MBC.org 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 www.memorialbloodcenters.org.

SOURCE Memorial Blood Centers


'/>"/>
SOURCE Memorial Blood Centers
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. IncomeToday! Securians Minnesota Life/SPIA Product Added to CANNEX Exchange
2. Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Receives National Recognition for Quality and Efficiency
3. Personality predicts success in medical school, says new study by U of Minnesota professor
4. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services Launch Online Care Anywhere(TM)
5. The Minnesota Nurses Association: School Nurses in Minnesota Celebrate 100 Years of Addressing Health Needs of School Children
6. Imagewrks Marketing Named Among Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Minnesota
7. Minnesota Charity Launches Global Initiative to Help Children and Families Fighting Chronic Illnesses
8. Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Announces Scott Leitz as New Director of Child Health Policy and Advocacy
9. Wolves lose their predatory edge in mid-life, new U of Minnesota study shows
10. Minnesota Dentists Warn Halloween Shoppers: Sour Candies May Trick, Not Treat Teeth
11. Minnesota Chiropractic Leader Earns National Recognition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected ... Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position ... the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has ... least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a ... centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development ... aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the ... arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated and ... feedback on efficacy of the compression for a more ... a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee , ... 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care ... "In an interoperable ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of their ... HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using ... Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: