ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Emily blood drive slated May 18

Donors and volunteers are needed for the Red Cross Bloodmobile from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Emily City Hall, formerly the Emily Charter School, located at 39811 Highway 6 in Emily.

Donors and volunteers are needed for the Red Cross Bloodmobile from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Emily City Hall, formerly the Emily Charter School, located at 39811 Highway 6 in Emily.

Requirements to be a blood donor are to be at least age 17, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Sixteen-year-olds are allowed to donate with a parent or guardian's signature on the Red Cross permission form.

Diabetics are accepted, even when on insulin. Most other medications are accepted as long as the donor is healthy. Antibiotics being taken must be completed and symptoms resolved.

Blood donors who were previously deferred may now be eligible for the Red Cross reinstatement program. Previous deferred donors should call the Red Cross Reinstatement Center at 866-236-3276 for instructions.

Door prize drawings will be given to donors who sign up at the blood drive.

ADVERTISEMENT

The bloodmobile is a community project sponsored by the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lakers Lions. Fresh homemade cookies and lemonade will be served in the canteen area.

To sign up to be a donor, call coordinator/registered nurse Nancy Moritz at 218-763-3097 or Kathy Harvet at 218-792-5314 for an appointment.

What To Read Next
Modern schools offer more than one type of education
Inmates in-custody in the Todd County jail in Long Prairie, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Wadena County jail in Wadena, Minnesota
25 Pine River-Backus students are participating in this year's program