The Scandia Marine Lions Club will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, September 27, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (150 5th St, Marine).

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Loralee at 651-433-8500 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with zip code 55047.

The Lions is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said blood drive coordinator Loralee DiLorenzo. “This blood drive is our way of giving our community members an opportunity to help save lives.” 

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. 

“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

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