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Dozens donate blood on July 21st

Be the homerun hitter by donating at the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive. Join the line-up by reserving your donation slot today!
Credit: Health Fair 11
Step up to the plate to donate on July 21st at the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive.

MINNEAPOLIS — UPDATE: A total of 125 people showed up to donate blood at the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive. Shoutout to the 24 first-time donors! Thanks to the staff with Memorial Blood Centers for their work to keep the blood supply shelves stocked during the summer months. Thanks also to our host Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel and treat supplier Eileen's Colossal Cookies

Find opportunities to donate at upcoming blood drives here: Memorial Blood Centers and here: American Red Cross


Step up to the plate to donate at the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive. The event takes place on Thursday, July 21st 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 location ensures safe social distancing in a comfortable, air-conditioned environment.

Staff with Memorial Blood Centers will be on site from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Walk-in donors are appreciated; however, appointments are preferredClick here to reserve your donation time. Doing so will ensure attendance management and proper social distancing. 

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 your donation. Learn more about the iDonate process here. If you have questions about your eligibility to donate blood or the collection process, click here

Blood drive details

What: Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive
When: July 21 | 1:00-7:00pm
Where: Minneapolis Marriot West hotel, 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Who: Memorial Blood Centers
Sponsors: KARE 11
Why? Because your blood is needed to save lives.


Seven fortunate donors will receive a pair of tickets to the Minnesota State Fair. All donors will be treated to Eileen's Colossal Cookies, drinks, and limited edition, baseball-themed t-shirts.

The Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive is coordinated by Health Fair 11, a nonprofit organization that operates with media support from KARE 11. The Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel graciously provides facilities to host this drive. Health Fair 11 is currently seeking additional sponsorship support. Email healthfair@kare11.com for information.

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