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Book appointments now for Health Fair 11 Spring Blood Drive

There’s a new location for Health Fair 11’s blood drive for Memorial Blood Centers. It takes place March 16 at the Minneapolis Marriott West hotel.
Credit: KARE11

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Donors are urgently needed for the Health Fair 11 Spring Blood Drive. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 16 at the Minneapolis Marriott West hotel, 9960 Wayzata Boulevard in St. Louis Park. The hotel is located north of I-394 and west of Highway 169. The new location for the blood drive was prompted to ensure safe social distancing in an inviting environment.

Staff with Memorial Blood Centers will be on site from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Donation times can now be reserved (use this link.) https://www.mbcherohub.club/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/67598  Appointments are preferred because it helps ensure attendance management and proper social distancing. Walk-in donors will be accepted as space allows.

The donation process will go smoother and faster if donors fill out the health history questionnaire online prior to arrival. The questionnaire must be completed on the day of the donation. Learn more about the iDonate process here.  (https://www.mbc.org/donate-blood/idonate/) If donors have questions about their eligibility to donate blood or the collection process, click here. (https://www.mbc.org/donate-blood/guidelines/tips-successful-donation/)

 Blood drive details

What: Health Fair 11 Spring Blood Drive
When: March 16 | 1:00-7:00pm
Where: Minneapolis Marriot West hotel, 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Who: Memorial Blood Centers

Sponsors: KARE 11, UCare,
Why?: Because your blood is needed to save lives.

Everyone who shows up to donate will be will receive a limited-edition Memorial Blood Center long-sleeve shirt as well as a coupon for Noodles & Company.

The Health Fair 11 Spring Blood Drive is coordinated by Health Fair 11, a nonprofit organization that operates with support from UCare and KARE 11. Health Fair 11 is currently seeking additional sponsorship support. Email healthfair@kare11.com for information.