The American Red Cross has set up a Blood Drive at The National Guard Armory in Owatonna on Wednesday, January 8th and Thursday, January 9th. The address is 2323 West Bridge Street.

Photo by Jarred Becker of KRFO
Photo by Jarred Becker of KRFO

During both days, the Red Cross will be doing Blood and Power Red Donations:

Blood: The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of 'whole blood' is given. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour.
Power Red: A Power Red donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood.
To learn more about the different types of donations, you can visit here.
To set up a time to donate, you can call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2787) or visit
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