The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the Spring Grove community on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Fest Building, 110 N. Division Ave., from 1 to 7 p.m.

Call toll-free at 1-800-RED-CROSS or Pat Lund at (507) 498-5671 to schedule an appointment.

Why donate blood?

• Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood.

• On an average day, 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed.

• There is no substitute for blood.

• Only 5 percent of the eligible population donated blood.

• Most donors donate 1.5 times a year.

• You never know when you, a loved one or a friend will need blood. Blood must be available before it is needed.

Who is eligible to donate?

• A person in good health;

• 17 years of age (there is no upper age limit);

• Weight - at least 110 pounds (minimum weight may vary in some facilities); and

• Pass the physical and health exams given prior to donation.

Sixteen-year-olds are eligible to donate with signed ARC Consent Form. Individuals with tattoos are eligible to donate under certain circumstances. Stop by and find out!