Health Calendar published April 7, 2020

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Most support groups, clinics and health classes are canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday morning the following drives in the next two weeks were on the Red Cross website.


The American Red Cross conducts blood drives in the west central area. To give blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Sixteen-year-olds may if they have a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form. You can give blood every 56 days. Double red cells can be donated every 112 days. While all blood types are needed, type O and type B-negative donors are especially encouraged to give.

Appointments can be made at 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at unless otherwise noted. All donors need acceptable identification. The preferred form is a government-issued picture identification, such as a driver’s license, or a Red Cross blood donor card. Otherwise you will need to provide two other forms of identification, such as a work identification, Social Security card, personal check or credit card. Personalized mail such as a utility bill will not be accepted.

Blood drives scheduled for the Tribune area are:

April 7, Appleton: Noon to 6 p.m., National Guard Armory


April 8, Hancock: Noon to 6 p.m., the Axis

April 9, Kandiyohi: Noon to 6 p.m., Civic Center

April 13, Willmar: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church

April 13-14, Redwood Falls: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Community Center

April 14, Maynard: Noon to 6 p.m., Maynard Events Center

April 15, Morris: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hosanna Worship Center

April 16, Montevideo: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Training and Community Center

April 16, Morris: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church


April 17, Willmar: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., YMCA

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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