Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Saturday, June 22, 2019!
8am to 6pm

From Renee Kaulfuss, MSRA L2492 – Bloodmobile Coordinator
I am happy to announce that this year’s blood drive is on at Back to the 50’s!!  The date is June 22 from 8am to 6pm.  It will again be located at 1526 West Dan Patch which is on the west end of the fairgrounds where the sky ride ends.  Please note that the American Red Cross is in great need of Type O blood.  All blood types are needed however there is a shortage of Type O blood.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 651-485-7458 or email me at Thank you again for your support.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood go to their website at 2015

1 – Enter the code MSRA into either the “Find a Blood drive” or the “Find A Drive” search area
2 – You will then get a new screen.  On the left side you will see the Saturday, June 22 2019 date, under it Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and next to it a red arrow. Click on the red arrow to go to a new screen.
3 – At this screen the times of the open donations pops up and you select the time you want to donate and enter their data.

Have a smartphone? Dd you know there is an American Red Cross Donor App that you can download on your smartphone?  This is a great app that can save you time on donation day.  Once you download the app, you can schedule your appointment, access you donor card, track donations, get rewards and much more.  Part of your appointment process on donation day is sitting with a nurse and updating all your information which is time consuming.  Don’t you just want to get in, donate and get out and enjoy the day?  With this app, prior to your appointment (it does have to be on the same day), you can go in and answer all those questions BEFORE you even step into the bloodmobile.  Isn’t that a plus??  A plus for you and a plus for the Bloodmobile staff because they can process more volunteers. Click here for details.

How about creating a team?? Get the spirit going and if you have someone donating for the first time and is a bit frightened, you could have a whole team that will cheer that person on.  You can create that team on your Donor App.  Make it a family affair, there are so many options. (photo of a family that is first in line – photo credit Renee Kaulfuss)

The Bloodmobile will be available from 8am to 6pm.  Please consider donating.  Any questions please feel free to contact me at 651-485-7458.

I WOULD LIKE TO DONATE BLOOD but how do I know if I am eligible? Click here for a FAQ on eligibility criteria

The Red Cross slogan “The need is constant. The gratification is instant.  Give Blood”, says it all.  It will take approximately 45 minutes out of your day to give blood.  All you need to do is complete a health history form, have your vitals checked and give a pint of blood.