With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.
Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
As winter continues, donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling (800) RED CROSS.
Jan. 23 from 12-6 p.m. at Training & Community Center, 711 S. 17th St. in Montevideo, Minn.
Jan. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at American Legion, 208 N. Jefferson in Minneota, Minn.
Jan. 20 from 12-6 p.m. at Sanborn Fire Hall, 171 N. Main St. in Sanborn, Minn.
Jan. 21 from 1-7 p.m. at Community Center, 160 Front St. East in Vesta, Minn.
Yellow Medicine County
Jan. 21 from 1-7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1050 10th Ave. in Granite Falls, Minn.
Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, 1593 11th Ave. in Granite Falls, Minn.