American Red Cross Holding Blood Drives In The Region This Week
(Undated)-- The American Red Cross will be holding some blood drives in the region this week.
One of those is going on today (Monday, May 18) in Spirit Lake from 12 Noon until 6:00 pm at the Lakes Area Senior Center, located at 2101 Zenith Avenue.
Another is slated for Tuesday (May 19) in Estherville from 1:00 until 6:00 pm at Grandview Baptist Church.
There's a drive scheduled for Wednesday (May 20) in Milford at the Community Center from 1:00 until 6:00 pm; and yet another donation opportunity in Spencer Friday (May 22) from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm at the Spencer Family YMCA.
Sue Thesenga of the American Red Cross says special precautions will be taken at each site due to COVID-19...
"We've always had high safety controls in place but we've even added other safety precautions since the onset of this pandemic. We're encouraging appointments; we are social distancing, we've spread our blood donation beds out further. We want to ensure people are healthy so when you get to the blood drive people will take your temperature. We want to make sure only healthy donors actually come out to donate."
The Red Cross says those who donate blood now through May 31st will receive a special t-shirt.
You can find more information at redcrossblood.org.