Urgent need for blood donations

This summer, local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of to meet the needs of our hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for O negative, A negative, and B negative blood types and is asking the community to donate blood today to help ensure blood is available for patients in need.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Please donate blood if you are:

• In good health

• Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for skin condition

• Symptom-free for at least 3 days following a cold or flu

• 17 years or older — 16 with written parental consent

To schedule a blood donation at one of our donor centers, or an upcoming blood drive, visit us online at mbc.org or call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253). Walk-ins are welcome.

Memorial Blood Centers is offering all presenting donors during the month of July a coupon for $5 off an online order of $10 or more at Noodles & Co.