WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-gold01, ww color gold

Local

American Red Cross Hosting 12-Hour Blood Drive Monday

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

CBS Minnesota (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSMinnesota.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSMinnesota.com/Health

Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Why Do People Want To Buy Things First?
  2. 4 Things To Know For Sept. 16, 2014
  3. Underground U Of M Lab Fights Food Terrorism
  4. Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship
  5. Peterson Allegations Give Vikings A PR Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The American Red Cross is hosting a big blood drive Monday. Officials said they want to boost the supply before a lot of donors go out of town or get too busy over the holidays.

The 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive started at 7 a.m. Monday and goes until 7 p.m. It’s at the Prom Center in Oakdale, which is at 484 Inwood Avenue North.

The first blood donor to arrive Monday morning was none other than Santa Claus. He donated blood shortly before the drive kicked off. The Red Cross is also treating donors to free gift wrapping, a T-shirt and a gift bag.

The American Red Cross also will have hourly prize drawings and holiday entertainment throughout the day.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,855 other followers