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Memorial Blood Centers Welcomes Blood Donors at TwinsFest 2012

January 20, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Local Memorial Blood Centers (MBC)–nonprofit partner of the Minnesota Twins–is returning again to TwinsFest with an opportunity for all eligible blood donors to help save lives in the community. Back to the Mall of America Field this year, MBC will be hosting its 3rd annual TwinsFest Blood Drive, and teaming up with the Twins organization to offer a very special deal.

All presenting donors who step up to give a pint of blood to MBC will receive free admission into the TwinsFest event (limit one per donor).

    What:                    Memorial Blood Centers Annual
                             TwinsFest Blood Drive
    When:                    Saturday, January 28     8:00
                             a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Where:                   Mall of America Field
                            Downtown Minneapolis
                             MBC Bloodmobile parked outside
                             of the main entrance (Gate F)
    Why:                     Every two seconds someone needs
                             Blood cannot be synthetically
                             made; there is no substitute
                             38% of the community is
                             eligible to give blood yet
                             only 7% actually do

All eligible donors who meet MBC general health requirements are welcome to make a date to donate. Specific height and weight restrictions apply for 16 – 18 year-old donors and those 16 years of age must have written parental consent. Additional eligibility guidelines are available at www.MBC.org or by calling 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253).

Space is limited. Advance registration is strongly encouraged, although walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, go to www.MBC.org/searchdrivews and enter sponsor code #9997 for the TwinsFest Blood Drive. Or contact MBC by phone at 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253).

About Memorial Blood Centers Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for over 60 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 11 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD or visit MBC.org.

SOURCE Memorial Blood Centers

Source: PR Newswire