Blood Drive

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

From Renee Kaulfuss, MSRA L2492 – Bloodmobile Coordinator:
The MSRA blood drive is included in this special promotion!

 we’ll send you a $10 Gift Card* via email as our way of saying thanks.*
Without A, B, and O,
we can’t save anybody!

2. In the search box on the left side type in MSRA. It will display June 22nd, Minnesota State Fair Grounds.
3. Click on that link and schedule your appointment!

**Terms and conditions apply. Presenting donors who come in to donate during promotional time frame (May 1-July 22, 2019) are eligible. Limit one (1) per presenting red cell donor. If a presenting donor qualifies for multiple offers, they will only receive the higher offer unless otherwise indicated. This offer is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Offer is subject to change at any time in the promotional time frame. Instructions on how to claim your gift card will be sent to the email address provided on your donor record approximately 30 days after attempted donation.
If you recently donated blood or have an appointment scheduled, thank you on behalf of the patients whose lives you may have touched.
At age 16-17 depending on state, individuals in generally good health who meet weight and height requirements may become eligible to donate blood. Please review our eligibility requirements as some states require parental consent. When donating, bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of ID.

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 all types of blood this year, 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.