Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers Have Increased Need For Donors

Healthy individuals that have been free from cold or flu-like symptoms for up to three days can schedule an appointment.

DULUTH, Minn. – With hospitals now able to do more elective surgeries blood donations are in a critical need. Healthy individuals that have been free from cold or flu-like symptoms for up to three days can schedule an appointment. There are new protocols in place at each Memorial Blood Center site. “We are practicing social distancing. Right now, most of…

Blood Donors Needed for Hurricane Dorian Relief

DULUTH, MN- Blood centers across the country are expressing their need for donors as Hurricane Dorian hits the east coast. Here in Duluth, multiple blood drives were held today, including at University of Minnesota Duluth. All blood types are being accepted. Leadership from Memorial Blood Centers, who put on the event, say a lot of the blood donated today will…

FOX 21 Partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to Host Blood Drive for Bennett

The Blood Drive for Bennett is Happening Saturday, May 4 at the FOX 21 Studios on London Road in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Every day, patients at local hospitals rely on donated blood, but blood doesn’t last forever which is why FOX 21 Local News is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bennett Young, a normally cheerful, sweet 21-month-old boy developed unusual bruising on his leg. He…

Emergency Need for Blood Donations in the Northland

The American Red Cross is Now Calling for an Emergency Need of Blood Donations in the Twin Ports Region

DULUTH, Minn. – There is currently an emergency need for blood donations in the Northland. Officials with the American Red Cross say as summer comes to an end, they’re urging members in the community to give blood and platelets now to help end the emergency summer blood shortage that began in July. As many people take final summer vacations and…

FOX 21 to Host Blood Drive Inspired by Young Boy’s Cancer Battle

Bennett's Blood Drive to be Held at FOX 21 on Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Everyday patients at local hospitals rely on donated blood, but blood doesn’t last forever. Donated red cells last only 42 days. That’s why FOX 21 is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive this weekend. Bennett’s Blood Drive is being held on Saturday, May 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at FOX 21….

Memorial Blood Centers Mark 70th Anniversary of Saving Lives

While at UMD staff say they wanted to see at least seven people per hour.

DULUTH, Minn. – For 70 years Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives one donor at a time. The flu and cold season has hit blood centers quite a bit. Schools like University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) help blood centers, because students are big time donors. “We like to have the young people come in because they’re our future blood…