Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Memorial Blood Center Thanksgiving Blood Drive opened its doors to donations from 11 to 6 PM, Monday. Officials say the need for blood never diminishes, and the holiday season is when blood donations are needed the most. Before the doors closed for the evening, 61 people were expected to have participated in the blood drive, which the center says is 50% more than typical. "When you consider the fact that each donation can save up to three lives, we'll save over 100 people today," said Larry Silber, of the Memorial Blood Center. A blood drive for Duluth city employees will be held Thursday, December 20th. You can find more information HERE.