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Donate blood today, Thursday

WORTHINGTON -- In observance of Red Cross Month, a blood drive will take place today and Thursday in Worthington.

Blood donations will be accepted from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Northland Mall and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check in. Eligible donors must be at last 17 years of age or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form; weigh at least 110 pounds; and be in good general health.

For more information or to make an appointment, phone 1-800-448-3543.