Blood Drive coming to Mayer Aug. 21

The Mayer/New Germany blood drive will be held at the Mayer Community Center on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 1-7 p.m.

The American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to join their ongoing summer campaign, which runs through Sept. 9. Through Summer of Stories, the organization hopes to encourage at least two more donors to give blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer — above what’s expected — to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available at a moment’s notice.

Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive that what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time. Throughout the campaign, donors will be encouraged to give blood or platelets regularly, especially around summer holidays, when donations tend to drop even more.

To donate blood at the upcoming Mayer drive, make an appointment by calling Lois at 952-657-2161.