MiEnergy Hosting Blood Drive

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MiEnergy Cooperative will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Nov. 26 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its office at 31110 Cooperative Way, Rushford, Minn.

For information or to make an appointment to donate, call 800-733-2767 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code MiEnergy. Appointments make it easy for planning purposes, but walk-ins are always welcome.

"Hosting a blood drive coincides with MiEnergy's co-op principles, one of which is Commitment to Community," explained Brenda Tesch, MiEnergy's public relations director. "With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a co-worker, loved one or neighbor."

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients.

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