With summer right around the corner, many people are now planning their summer activities and vacations.
After all, summer is a time to create lifelong memories. When eligible donors give blood with the American Red Cross, they can also give others time to make their own memories — watching fireworks, having a picnic, sleeping under the stars, taking a dip or rooting for the home team.
Blood donations often decline during the summer, when schools are out and vacations are in. The Red Cross encourages donors to make an appointment to give now to help ensure a stable supply in the weeks and months ahead, giving patients a chance to create a summer of stories.
There will be a bloodmobile from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 30 at WS Packaging Group Inc., 17823 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River.
Donors who present to give blood May 23-31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards.
Learn more and make an appointment to donate blood by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.