Allina hosts blood drive Friday

Allina Medical Clinic in Forest Lake, is hosting a blood drive through the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 29.

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for types O negative and positive, B negative and A negative blood donations. The declining inventory of available blood products is most significant for types O negative and positive, B negative and A negative blood – the blood types most in demand because they can be potentially transfused to Rh positive and negative patients.

Walk-ins are welcome on Friday, but advance registration to donate blood is recommended. To register, call the clinic at 651-241-1541.

  • Danny Haszard

    Thanks for posting this news,someone needs blood every 2 seconds,give the gift of life!
    I was a non-donating Jehovah’s Witness for 33 years and now a regular Red Cross blood donor with my ‘blood buddy’ girlfriend.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses blood transfusion confusion
    Jehovah’s Witnesses take blood products now in 2012.

    They take all fractions of blood.This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryo-poor too, and many, many, others.
    If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell.

    Danny Haszard