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Volunteers in Action: Donate Blood to Save Lives

Mon Feb 12 - Sat Feb 17

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What: Join Volunteers in Action and give hope to hospital patients in our community by donating blood during our upcoming donor days as we partner with Memorial Blood Center. If you don’t already have a blue JFCS in Action t-shirt and would like one, you can email Dana at dshapiro@jfcsmpls.org what size you need and she will make sure you get one.

Who: Memorial Blood Center has been saving lives for 70 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, MBC also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine.

When: JFCS Donor Days will go from February 12-17 with blood donation appointments available at various times throughout the week.

Where: Located at Memorial Blood Center – 3021 Harbor Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447.

How: >Click here to sign up for a time slot to donate blood during JFCS Donor Days taking place February 12-17. Be sure to type “JFCS” under appointment notes so we get credit.

Why: To help with blood and staffing shortages, we are holding another week-long drive. MBC can really use our help!


Did you know?

  • 1 donation can save up to three lives.
  • In the U.S., someone needs blood every 2 seconds, and as the primary blood supplier to over 40 hospitals in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, Memorial Blood Centers must collect over 2,000 units of blood every week to save and sustain the lives of our neighbors.
  • 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime, so the need for blood is constant.

Other resources:

  • Whether you are a first time blood donor or you have given previously, click here to watch this brief video on what to expect. Click here to read MBC’s eligibility guidelines.
  • MBC follows blood donation guidelines as set by the FDA. Feel free to contact their Donor Suitability department directly at 888-448-3253 if you have questions about your eligibility to donate.

Contact Jessica Wheeler, MBC Donor Account Coordinator at Jessica.Wheeler@Innovativeblood.org or 651-508-3715 for help scheduling or if you have any questions.

Volunteers in Action is a JFCS volunteer corps that supports organizations in the Jewish and broader communities. The program partners with organizations whose missions align with JFCS’ mission to provide essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need. Click here to view program flyer to learn more.


Mon Feb 12
Sat Feb 17
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Dana Shapiro


Memorial Blood Center
3021 Harbor Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55447
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