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Red Cross hits home run with website for blood donation appointments; use it for next week

Cindy Anderson Last fall, I whined loudly with my Red Cross mishandles a blood donation appointment blog post. Now it’s time for kudos. 

Local volunteer Cindy Anderson (pictured here from a 2008 blood drive) phoned me last week about scheduling an appointment for next week’s blood drive. I told her I preferred to make an appointment via their website and she graciously called back a day later with the details. It works slick. A day later, I even used it to change my appointment time. Here are the links/steps:

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Red Cross mishandles a blood donation appointment

Red Cross logoOn Tuesday, Aug 11, I had a double red cell donation appointment at 1pm at the Northfield Ballroom. When I arrived, donors were told that some supplies had not yet arrived from St. Paul and that it would be a 45 minute delay. I had other things scheduled so I departed, irritated because they have my phone number and could have alerted me. But I’m more irritated now that no one has contacted me in the month since it happened.(continued)

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Bill Woehrlin rolls up his sleeves for the Red Cross and the CVEC

Bill Woehrlin I had the table across from Bill Woehrlin yesterday at the Red Cross two-day blood drive at the Northfield Ballroom. Bill quit his history gig at Carleton a long time ago and is now known for his Cannon Valley Elder Collegium courses. (continued) Continue reading Bill Woehrlin rolls up his sleeves for the Red Cross and the CVEC

Give ’em the arm, give ’em the finger

Some of the Northfielders who were donating blood yesterday afternoon at the Northfield Ballroom.

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Left to right: Greta Klawiter, Ken Wedding, Ray Cox, and this year’s Heywood Award recipient, Scott Richardson.

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2000 Heywood Award recipient Jerry Skluzacek got very good at squeezing a ball with a rubber glove on it, selectively inflating the middle finger and disrupting the entire Blood Drive operation. He’ll evidently be performing this feat on a DJJD parade float in September.

Mark your calendars. The Blood Drive folks return on June 24th to Just Food and then to the Ballroom on Aug 11-12.

Hey suckers, give some blood today

The Red Cross has one-day blood drive today at the Northfield Ballroom (formerly American Legion Ballroom from 1-7 PM. Here’s proof. Call Merrell to make an appointment at 645-9821 or just show up like I did in January and they’ll fit you in. Allow me to recycle some photos from then:

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Left photo: Natalie Johnson, Leota Goodney, and Cindy Anderson, looking like prom queens at the entrance. The guys on the right? Body builder types.

See the North Central Blood Services Region for more.

There will be blood – yours – at the Northfield Ballroom on Tuesday

The Red Cross had a blood drive today at the Northfield Ballroom (formerly American Legion Ballroom). And they’re doing it again tomorrow, from 1-7 PM. Call Merrell to make an appointment at 645-9821 or just show up like I did today and they’ll fit you in.

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Left photo: Natalie Johnson, Leota Goodney, and Cindy Anderson, looking like prom queens at the entrance. The guys on the right? Body builder types.

See the North Central Blood Services Region for more.