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Red Cross offers chance to win a car

ST. PAUL -- The Red Cross will give away a 2011 Ford Fiesta donated by Ford Motor Company to one person who donates blood between now and Nov. 1.

Additionally, every time donors record blood or platelet donations at, they may accrue points that can be exchanged for prizes.

All blood types are needed, but type O negative and B negative blood are especially in demand at this time.

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

Blood donation opportunities in Cottonwood, Pipestone and Rock counties are:

Storden: 2 to 7 p.m. July 26, Community Center, Main Street.

Westbrook: 2 to 6 p.m. July 27, Community Center, 510 Fifth St.

Luverne: 2 to 7 p.m., Aug. 2, Grace Lutheran Church, 500 North Kniss Ave.

Edgerton: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 3, First Reformed Church, 230 West Maple St.

Pipestone: 1 to 7 p.m., Aug. 4, First Lutheran Church, 401 Seventh Ave.

Jasper: 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 Spicer St.