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Blood Drive at Watkins Dec. 11

The American Red Cross will be at the Watkins Village Hall from 1–7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for a blood drive. Because this is the season of giving, consider donating because donors can give someone hope for today, tomorrow and for the future. One gift of blood can save up to three lives.

There are two ways to make an appointment: Go to, and put in the zip code 55389, and you will be able to schedule yourself, or call Theresia at (320) 764-7251. Previous donors who have not scheduled by early December will be contacted. If you have questions about your eligibility to give, call the Red Cross at (866) 236-3276 option 3.

New donors are needed so ask a friend to come too. Start boosting your iron intake and remember to bring a photo ID or your Red Cross Donors card with you on Dec. 11.