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Blood donors show up for July 19th drive

The need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation. Health Fair 11’s annual Summer Blood Drive with Memorial Blood Centers is at the Minneapolis Marriott West hotel.
Credit: Memorial Blood Centers
Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive takes place Monday, July 19, 2021.

UPDATE:  Thank you to the 124 people who showed up to donate during the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive on July 19th.  Staff with Memorial Blood Centers collected 135 units.

Be sure to stop by Memorial Blood Center's exhibit in the Health Fair 11 building during the Minnesota State Fair!

Donors are urgently needed for the Health Fair 11 Summer Blood Drive. The event takes place on Monday, July 19 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 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 preferred to 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 19 | 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.

Five fortunate donors will receive a pair of tickets to the Minnesota State Fair. All donors will be treated to cookies, drinks, and Memorial Blood Center’s newest blood donor t-shirt.

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