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

s 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.

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