Red Cross

(Willmar MN-) To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross July 29 through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give now by activating Amazon’s Alexa Red Cross Blood Skill by saying, “Alexa, find a blood drive,” or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Three blood drives take place in the area today...

Kandiyohi

8/14/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Civic Center, 432 Atlantic Ave.

Willmar

8/14/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Willmar VFW Post 1639, 1108 Highway 12 E.

Hector

8/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 220 5th St. W.