New Brighton Blood Drive Supports Sandy Victims

Updated: 11/05/2012 10:47 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

To support victims of Superstorm Sandy, the New Brighton Department of Public Safety is hosting a blood drive.
    
The drive will take place from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Public Safety Center.

According to the American Red Cross, in order to donate blood, you must:
-    Be healthy, meaning that you feel well and can perform normal activities. Chronic conditions must be treated and under control.
-    Be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with parental consent
-    Weigh at least 110 pounds
-    Be free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for skin condition

Here is the frequency with which you can donate:
-    Blood (whole blood): Every 56 days
-    Platelets: Every 7 days, up to 24 times per year
-    Plasma: Every 28 days, up to 13 times per year
-    Double Red Cells: Every 112 days, up to 3 times per year

To make an appointment, email trevor.hamdorf@newbrightonmn.gov or call 651-288-4165; drop-ins are also welcome.