The Red Cross Bloodmobile, sponsored by the Lakers Lions of Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes, will make its first of three blood drive visits to Emily from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Emily City Hall’s new location at the former Emily Charter School.
Requirements to be a blood donor are to be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Those who are 16 year old are now allowed to donate with a parent or guardian signature on the Red Cross permission form.
Diabetics are accepted, even when on insulin. Most other medications are accepted as long as the donor is healthy. Antibiotics being taken must be completed and symptoms resolved.
The goal is to collect 118 units of blood. Bring a donor card or a driver’s license, or two other forms of identification when donating.
To schedule an appointment or to volunteer to help at the blood drive, call Nancy Moritz at 218-763-3097.