Brainerd Area News | Mike Shermak

Blood Drive at CRMC on September 1st and 2nd


Giving blood is a great way to help out people in need. Below is a message from the American Red Cross on an upcoming opportunity:

“Cayuna Regional Medical Center is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, September 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Thursday, September 2nd from 8 Am to 2 PM at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.

The American Red Cross urgently needs help to replenish its low supply and meet the needs of patient care. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need.

Appointments must be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1 -800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Please contact the Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276 with any eligibility questions. Donor suitability is determined at the collection site on the day of donation. Donors should enter Heartwood through its main entrance and follow signs to the Conference Center. Ample parking is available near the main entrance.”