Help Save Lives During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is Looking for Your Help in Donating Blood During Red Cross Month

DULUTH, Minn. – Since 1943, every United States President has proclaimed the month of March to be Red Cross Month.

To help kick off the month of recognition, the Northern Minnesota Chapter of the Red Cross is partnering with Castle Danger Brewing to host the first Red Cross blood drive in Two Harbors.

The drive started Thursday at noon, giving people the chance to donate blood until six.

“We just really need people who are passionate about helping and saving lives, so it’s more about recruiting and asking people to donate,” said Amy Kranig, Donor

Recruitment Account Manager with the Northern Minnesota Chapter of Red Cross.

Organizers say the Red Cross supplies nearly 40 percent of the nation’s blood, a task that wouldn’t be possible without brave community heroes.

The Red Cross says people often don’t donate blood, simply because they aren’t asked to do so.

It’s a question one Hayward mother never took seriously, until her daughter needed a blood transfusion.

“She was concerned about donating blood; she was scared of the needle, but when her daughter needed blood, and it was there, she realized her fear of needles will be overcome by helping somebody else,” said Kranig.

If you’d like to donate or volunteer, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

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