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Blood drives set in Crosslake, Pequot Lakes

Though spring has arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from the severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to help save lives.

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Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. Twenty-one drives were cancelled in Minnesota. No matter the weather, the need remains for blood to help cancer and trauma patients, those undergoing surgery and others.

Though spring has arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from the severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to help save lives.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. Twenty-one drives were cancelled in Minnesota. No matter the weather, the need remains for blood to help cancer and trauma patients, those undergoing surgery and others.

To make an appointment for one of the following local drives, or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-733-2767 or download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app.

Crosslake: Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Crosslake Lutheran Church.

Pequot Lakes: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Pequot Lakes High School.

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Volunteer transportation specialists are also needed to transport blood and other products. For more information or to apply, contact North Central Volunteer Services at ncvolunteerresources@redcross.org or 651-291-3360 or visit rdcrss.org/driver.

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