The American Red Cross is counting on Minnesota state fair-goers to prepare our community for emergencies by helping replenish summer blood supplies and learning how to build an emergency preparedness kit at the Red Cross booth in the Health Fair 11 building. Currently, all blood types are needed and the Red Cross is hoping to boost inventory before and during the Labor Day holiday weekend. New this year, fair-goers can race against the clock during a “disaster,” grabbing necessities and then learning how to prepare before disaster strikes. Free blood pressure screenings will be available again this year.
WHAT: Give Blood – Give Life
WHEN: Saturday, August 25; Sunday, August 26; Friday, August 31; Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day (5)
WHERE: Just inside Gate 7, alongside the Dairy Building on Underwood Street
(It’s easy to remember – we’re right across from the Haunted House. Give us your blood instead of the vampires.)
HOW: Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. Or, just stop by. Walk-ins are welcome.
But wait! There’s more!
WHAT: Be Red Cross Ready – Learn how to build an emergency preparedness kit and have your blood pressure screened. (We suggest getting a screening before you eat cheese curds!)
WHEN: Every day of the fair! 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Health Fair 11 building on Dan Patch and Cooper
See you soon! Woot! Woot!