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Red Cross announces upcoming blood donation opportunities

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REGIONAL — Ahead of the influenza season, the American Red Cross is asking that healthy donors of all blood times give blood to ensure a strong supply for patients in need.

Despite a misconception, there is no waiting period to donate blood after receiving a flu shot, as long as the donor is fever and symptom-free.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

Adrian, 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Adrian High School, 415 Kentucky.

Jackson, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, 401 West St.

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Lismore, 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5, American Legion, Main Street.

Mountain Lake, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Community Center, 1027 Second Ave.

Okabena, 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13, American Legion, 116 South Minnesota Ave.

Round Lake, 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, American Legion, 409 Second Ave.

Westbrook, noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Community Center, 510 Fifth St.

Worthington, 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7, American Reformed Church, 1720 Burlington Ave.

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