Seventy-one units of blood were donated at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s recent American Red Cross Blood Drive. Thank you to the donors who took the time to give blood. Each blood donation can help save up to three lives.
Save the date for CRMC’s next Blood Drive to be held on Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8.
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. The Red Cross relies on community partners to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients. About 80 percent of blood donations made to the Red Cross are through blood drives set up by community organizations, groups and businesses.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Individuals who are 17 years and older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Those who donated blood earlier this year may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days. Please contact the Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276 with any eligibility questions. Donor suitability is determined at the collection site on the day of donation.