Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license.
To help with the current shortage of blood at the American Red Cross, they have partnered with Suburban Propane on a promotion from November 18 through December 18. Every donor will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email from the American Red Cross. To qualify, all the donor has to do is provide the Red Cross collection staff with a valid email address while they are doing their health history at the blood drive.
Donors are encouraged to use RapidPass (redcrossblood.org/RapidPass), which is a tool that allows the donor to complete the reading and question portions of their donation from their home or mobile device, thus speeding up the donation process. This must be done the day of the blood drive and printed out to bring along, or it can now be done on a mobile device and shown when they come to donate.
Typically, all healthy men and women who are at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more are eligible to donate blood. Donors who are 16 must have the written permission of a parent or guardian. Parental consent forms will be available on the day of the blood drive. There is no upper age limit, and the time commitment is minimal.
While walk-ins are more than welcome, donors are highly encouraged to make appointments. To make an appointment, please call Marilyn Bratager at (507) 937-3406 or schedule one online at www.redcrossblood.org/.