GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — UPDATE: More than 150 people showed up to donate at the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive! More than 135 units were collected by staff with Memorial Blood Centers. That will impact the medical treatment of just over 400 people.Thank you donors and blood drive sponsors KARE 11 TV, UCare, iHeart Media, Eileen's Colossal Cookies, and Jimmy Johns.

 Almost everything is more fun with a friend. That includes donating blood! When you bring a friend to donate at the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive, you and your friend will each get a Minnesota State Fair ticket! Solo donors will be entered into a drawing for several pairs of Fair tickets. 

The Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive takes place Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Staff from Memorial Blood Centers will be at KARE 11 studios in Golden Valley, Minnesota from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Several treats and prizes await. Everyone who shows up to donate will be eligible to win tickets to the Minnesota State Fair. All potential donors will be treated to Jimmy Johns  sub sandwiches and Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

Blood drive details

  • Date: Thursday, July 23, 2019
  • Hours: 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Where: KARE 11 studios, 8811 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55427 Click here for a map to KARE.  

Appointments are not necessary; however, donation time slots can be reserved by using this link: www.mbc.org/KARE11. Appointments can also be made by calling 651-332-7171.

Click here to find out more about the blood donation process and eligibility guidelines. 

The Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive is presented by UCare and sponsored by KARE 11 and iHeart Media. Health Fair 11, a nonprofit organization, operates with support from UCare and KARE 11. Health Fair 11 is currently looking for additional sponsorship. Email healthfair@kare11.com for additional information.

Hang out with a friend. Donate blood. Get psyched for the Fair. Eat cookies and subs. Oh yeah, save lives too!