The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this month. Appointments may be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The following are upcoming donation opportunities:

Jackson: 1 to 6 p.m. May 13 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 614 Logan Ave.

Lake Wilson: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14, American Legion Post 285.

Lakefield: 1 to 6 p.m. May 11, Immanuel Lutheran, 620 Bush St.

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Mountain Lake: 2 to 6 p.m. May 10, Community Center, 1027 Second Ave.

Okabena: 1 to 7 p.m. May 12, American Legion, 116 S. Minnesota Ave.

Round Lake: 1 to 6 p.m. May 11, American Legion, 409 Second Ave.

Slayton: noon to 6 p.m. May 13, Christ Lutheran Church, 2959 Queen Ave.

Westbrook: 1 to 7 p.m. May 3, Community Center, 510 Fifth St.

Worthington: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13, YMCA, 1501 Collegeway.

As a special thank you, those who come to give by May 15 will receive a $5 Gift Card by email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.