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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Red Cross blood drive in Windom May 19

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Windom Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive, on Wednesday, May 19, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The blood drive is coordinated by Windom Women of Today.

Individuals of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now to give blood and, in most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they received is important in determining donation eligibility.

Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control and additional precautions — including temperature checks, social distancing and face masks for donors and staff — have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

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