Red cross blood drive

Kaitlyn Jorgenson
Staff Writer

According to the Red Cross Website, Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood is meant to circulate, not just within you but in the lives of others. Just 1 donation could save as many as 3 lives.

Your donations are extremely important for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. It all starts with one person making a decision to help. 

If you are interested in donating The Upward Bound Red Cross Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union North Ballroom.

Appointments may be made by calling 507-389-1211 or by going online at and entering sponsor code MSUUPWARD.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

To quote Raven Symoné, “The Red Cross is an amazing organization whose efforts have helped many…This organization is inspiring, and I want to help put band-aids on the wounds of those in need.”

If you also feel led to donate to this important cause, come out to this event! All presenting donors will receive a free hair coupon at Sport Clips via email, and a Red Cross aluminum water bottle. Not to mention this is a great excuse to stay home, eat snacks and take it easy. 

Your efforts won’t be in vein!

Feature photo courtesy of Minnesota National Guard. (via Flickr)

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