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Red Cross seeking new donations

ST. PAUL — The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood or platelets to help increase the diversity of the blood supply.

Donors of all blood types, as well as all races and ethnicities, are needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App , visiting RedCrossBlood.org , 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:

Jasper: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 S. Spicer St. Lakefield: 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1, Immanuel Lutheran Activity Center, 620 Bush St. Pipestone: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 415 S. Hiawatha. Storden: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, American Legion, Main Street. Worthington: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, 1106 Third Ave.; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2, Minnesota West Community and Technical College annex, 1450 Collegeway.

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