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Blood donation opportunities scheduled in region

This September, the American Red Cross and its partner, Sport Clips Haircuts, are urging eligible donors to give blood to help tackle the needs of patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. As fall approaches, more donations are needed now to address the ongoing critical need for blood – especially as concern rises over a surge in COVID-19 cases that may further challenge the ability to collect enough blood for patients.

In thanks for supporting patients in need of transfusion, those who come to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free Sport Clips haircut via email. Additionally, those who make a point to give around the Labor Day holiday, Sept. 3-7, will receive a new, 16-ounce Red Cross campfire mug, while supplies last.

Area blood donation opportunities include:

Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 1, Community Center, 134 3rd St., Balaton

2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7, First Lutheran Church, 100 Church St., Marshall.

3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13, First Lutheran Church, 100 Church St., Marshall

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Lyon County Government Center, 607 W. Main St., Marshall

12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 415 S. Hiawatha, Pipestone.

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15, St. Stephen Lutheran, 1301 S. Fourth St., Marshall

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.

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