I was surprised to read on the Red Cross website that someone in the U.S. needs a blood donation every two seconds. Two seconds; that’s pretty remarkable. Whether you’re a frequent blood donor or have never donated before, consider heading to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes for their blood drive on Thursday, January 17th from noon- 6 p.m. You are welcome to make an appointment by calling Dave Anderson at (218) 568-8387 or through the Red Cross website here. Appointments aren’t necessary, so you can simply walk in too. On average, the blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes.
If you’re unable to make this blood drive and would like to catch another one, there are two more coming up in our area:
– Wednesday, February 20th from noon- 6 p.m.
Pequot Lakes American Legion
– Tuesday, April 2nd from noon- 6 p.m.
Pequot Lakes High School
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is located at 30985 Front Street. For more information about blood donation and what to expect at a blood drive, click here.