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Blood drives planned in area cities

The following American Red Cross blood drives will be held in the area:

• Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa.

• Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 9, Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Crosslake.

• Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10, Emily City Hall.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-733-2767 or visit

A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors age 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.