Memorial Blood Centers in Need of Blood Donations

By KBJR News 1

Memorial Blood Centers in Need of Blood Donations

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Memorial Blood Centers is expecting a blood shortage due to Wednesday's floods that devastated the Northland.

Memorial Blood Centers had to close three of its blood donation centers yesterday and cancelled community blood drives due to the extensive flooding in the Northland areas.

After the impact of yesterday's flooding, and the expectation that travel will continue to be difficult, Memorial Blood Centers is asking all communities to help make up the expected shortage in blood donations.

The Duluth Donor Center at Burning Tree Plaza and the Superior Donor Center at St. Mary’s Hospital will re-open today to blood donors.

Blood donations from Northland residents make up about 20% of the overall blood donations collected each week.

Please call the Memorial Blood Centers to make an appointment to donate blood during this devastating time in Northern Minnesota.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns