Donate blood this October

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the American Red Cross is reminding the community that a blood donation is one way to help bring hope and healing to those fighting cancer and other illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800- 733-2767. As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at 

Donation events will be held in Maplewood on Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at Maplewood Moose Lodge, 1946 English St., and on Oct. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. at Mounds Park Academy, 2051 E. Larpenteur. In North St. Paul, a donation event will be held Oct. 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. at VFW Post 1350, 2483 7th Ave. E.

Donation events will be held in Lake Elmo on Oct. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Lake Elmo Inn Event Center, 3712 Layton Ave. N., and on Oct. 23 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Rasmussen College, 8565 Eagle Point Circle. An event will also be held in Oakdale on Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N.

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