In celebration of Giving Hearts Day, the American Red Cross serving Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota is hosting a blood drive on February 9 at our Fargo office at 12th Street North, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Several appointments remain. People can book at redcrossblood.org.
Media are encouraged to stop by the drive to cover another critical way that people can #helpsomeone on Giving Hearts Day, and other days throughout the year, through blood donation. Local Red Cross executive director Kevin Mehrer will be on hand for interviews.
It’s especially important to raise awareness about the need for blood donation as we continue to monitor seasonal challenges to the blood supply. The American Red Cross urges people to make and keep appointments to help avoid a blood shortage this winter.
In thanks for helping keep hospital shelves stocked, all who come to give in February will get a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon. Also, those who come to donate this month will also automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Clearwater Beach, Florida. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/heart.