COVID-19: Give Blood

Numerous cities around the country are beginning to report blood shortages due to increased need and a lack of donations. Donation centers are now taking extra precautions for those willing to make a donation.

If you are interested in making a life-saving donation of blood, consider the below information and resources to explore.

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General Eligibility Guidelines

  • In good health
  • No fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing)
  • No contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in last 14 days
  • Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu
    Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons
  • 17 years or older – 16 with written parental consent (Click Here For More Info) 
  • At least 110 pounds
  • Some restrictions possible related to recent international travel

Memorial Blood Centers

Locations

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Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Duluth, Eden Prairie, Hibbing, Minneapolis, Plymouth, St Paul, Virginia, Superior, WI

Schedule

By phone: 888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253)
https://www.mbcherohub.club/

American Red Cross

Locations

Change daily by “blood drive”, search here:
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive
Schedule online upon finding a drive near you

Schedule

By Phone (888-448-3253)
redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

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