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Donor Stories

I began donating whole blood when I was a high school student in the late 1970's. I lost my father to cancer at the age of three. I didn't know that it was cancer until I was much older, but that has always been my motivation for giving. I have always felt a strong desire to give of myself for others, especially when I have been blessed with such good health.   I am always urging others to give blood if they are able. Two of my three children are now blood donors as well! My youngest being 16-years-old, was just able to give for the first time last fall at his high school with the new lower age limit. I am going to encourage him to give again this month at their spring blood drive.   I am also on the National Bone Marrow registry and pray that some day I will be able to save another life through a gift of marrow as well! Some people think lifetime donors like me may be a little crazy, but it is so comforting to know that a little of my time can give someone a LOT of time.....their LIFE!
—Kim Pierce
 

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Pint-Size Hero and Future Blood Donor Programs

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What's Happening

Join us for the 2016 Run / Walk For Blood on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Donors can now complete a portion of their health history online with RapidPass!
 

News

May 31, 2016
Devoted Red Cross blood drive coordinator and volunteer remembered for years of service GAYLORD, Minn. — The upcoming American Red Cross Gaylord community blood drive will be held in memory of Cindy Barnes, longtime blood drive coordinator and volunteer. The Gaylord community is invited to...
May 23, 2016
Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign,...
 

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Donate Platelets

Click here to find platelet donation opportunities in your community. Or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule your platelet donation appointment.

 

Young Minds Change Lives: High School Scholarship Program

Save for college while helping to save lives. Click here to learn more about our High School Scholarship program.

 

Babesia Investigational Study

The North Central Blood Services Region is participating in a Babesia Investigational Study at select blood drives. Click here to learn more.