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Special Blood Drive Held In Memory Of Jackie Johnson

North Central

July 7, 2014

ST. PETER, Minn.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 17 in memory of Jackie Johnson, a lifelong resident of St. Peter who died in June 2013.  

“Jackie is remembered as a dedicated blood donor and family and friends wish to continue her legacy of regularly donating blood,” said Dawn Lehtinen, Scholarship America’s blood drive coordinator. “Jackie’s smiling face at every blood drive is greatly missed. In honor of her giving spirit, our summer blood drive will now be an annual blood drive held in her memory."    

 “Donating blood was very important to Jackie and she would be grateful that others are giving the gift of life on her behalf,” Lehtinen added. Eligible donors can continue Johnson’s legacy of community service with just an hour of their time at this blood drive.

Donate Blood in Memory of Jackie Johnson
Thursday, July 17
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way in St. Peter
Donors are asked to please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to
to schedule a blood donation appointment.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBloodNC.