Blood donation opportunity in Motley
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.
In Morrison County, a blood donation opportunity will be offered Tuesday, May 24, noon - 6 p.m., at the Motley United Methodist Church, 847 3rd Ave. S.
Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was amputated following a farming accident. “Through the surgeries, I received 13 units of blood,” he said. Weidner now gives blood as often as he can.
Donors of all types are needed this May. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).