Honoring Dr. Charles Drew, the ‘Father of Blood Banking’

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 info@mbc.org.

Date Sponsor Location City Time
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