In February, our nation celebrates the remarkable and groundbreaking work of African Americans in our communities. Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is shining a spotlight on the foundational work of Dr. Charles Drew, one of the founders of modern blood banking.
In 1933, Dr. Drew was the first African American to earn a Doctor of Medical Science degree. He went on to work as a physician, a surgeon, and a researcher.
His research on transportation of mass quantities of plasma aided the United States during World War II and led to technology and practices that would be used in the nation’s first blood banks and bloodmobiles.
The infrastructure envisioned by Dr. Drew is what allows MBC’s donor centers and bloodmobiles to be embedded in our community. Donate blood at one of our facilities and help support your community by providing an irreplaceable life-saving product to hospital patients in need.
To find a blood drive or donor center nearest you, visit us online, or see upcoming blood drives in your area listed below. To register, go to MBC.ORG, or contact the sponsoring organization directly.
While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments made in advance. It’s important for donors to keep their blood donation appointments, as these appointments help MBC plan a stable supply of blood for local hospitals.
Call MBC at 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253) or visit them online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|02/02/18||Harding High School||1540 E 6th St||Saint Paul||8:30 am – 1:00 pm|
|02/02/18||U of M College of Veterinary Medicine||1988 Fitch Ave||Saint Paul||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
|02/02/18||The Society of Women Engineers||Appleby Hall – 128 Pleasant St SE||Minneapolis||11:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|02/03/18||Heart Transplant Sisters||2052 Silver Lake Rd NW||New Brighton||11:00 am – 3:30 pm|
|02/04/18||Emmaus Lutheran Church||8445 2nd Ave S||Bloomington||8:30 am – 12:30 pm|
|02/04/18||St. Andrew’s Catholic Church||566 4th St NW||Elk River||8:30 am – 1:00 pm|
|02/05/18||Holy Name Of Jesus||155 Co Rd 24||Wayzata||3:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|02/05/18||Ridgedale YMCA||12301 Ridgedale Dr||Minnetonka||4:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|02/05/18||Math & Science Academy||8430 Woodbury Crossing||Woodbury||4:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
|02/06/18||Carlson Headquarters||701 Carlson Pkwy||Minnetonka||8:00 am – 12:30 pm|
|02/06/18||Cargill Office Center||15407 McGinty Rd||Wayzata||8:00 am – 2:00 pm
|02/06/18||Southpoint Office Center||400 South Point Center –
1650 W 82nd St
|Bloomington||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|
|02/06/18||St. Edward Catholic Church||9401 Nesbitt Ave S||Bloomington||2:30 pm – 5:30 pm|
|02/07/18||Crescent Ridge Corporate Center 1 & 2||11100 Wayzata Blvd||Minnetonka||8:00 am – 12:30 pm|
|02/07/18||Three Rivers Park District||3000 Xenium Lane N||Plymouth||8:30 am – 12:00 pm|
|02/07/18||LTCG||11000 Prairie Lakes Dr||Eden Prairie||9:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|02/08/18||Roosevelt High School||4029 28th Ave S||Minneapolis||8:30 am – 2:00 pm|
|02/08/18||HDR Inc.||701 Xenia Ave S, Ste 600||Golden Valley||2:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|02/08/18||Woodbury Community||563 Bielenberg Dr||Woodbury||2:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|02/08/18||Life Time Fitness – Eagan||1565 Thomas Center Dr||Eagan||2:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|02/09/18||City of Hopkins||101 17th Ave S||Hopkins||8:00 am – 11:30 am|
|02/09/18||Hopkins High School||2400 Lindbergh Dr||Hopkins||8:00 am – 1:30 pm|
|02/11/18||St. Stephen Lutheran Church||8400 France Ave S||Bloomington||9:30 am – 12:30 pm|
|02/12/18||City of Minneapolis||350 S 5th St||Minneapolis||8:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|02/12/18||HealthEast – St. Joseph’s Hospital||69 W Exchange St||Saint Paul||9:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|02/12/18||Washington Square||100 Washington Ave S – 4th Floor (Mill City Room)||Minneapolis||10:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|02/13/18||Capella Tower||650 3rd Ave S – Business Center||Minneapolis||8:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|02/13/18||The 701 Building||701 4th Ave S, Ste 100||Minneapolis||10:00 am – 2:30 pm|
|02/13/18||Minneapolis Community & Tech College||1501 Hennepin Ave||Minneapolis||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|02/14/18||CenterPoint Energy||501 W 61st St||Minneapolis||7:00 am – 10:00 am|