Memorial Blood Centers Thanks Donors with Minnesota Lynx Tickets

Media Contact: Sam Flynn
Community Outreach Liaison
direct: 651-332-7219

June 14, 2017 (St. Paul, MN) – To celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14, Memorial Blood Centers is
partnering with the Minnesota Lynx and offering blood donors two tickets to select upcoming Minnesota Lynx

World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to thank blood donors for saving lives in their communities and raise
awareness of the importance of donating blood. Blood donors who donated with Memorial Blood Centers in the
past two years received an email inviting them to redeem two Minnesota Lynx tickets in appreciation of their

“Each year more than 60,000 volunteer blood donors roll up their sleeve to provide life-saving blood to patients in
hospitals across Minnesota and western Wisconsin,” said Kathy Geist, Memorial Blood Centers Vice President of
Donor Services. “It’s generous donors like these who help maintain a safe and stable blood supply for our

“We’re proud to partner with Memorial Blood Centers to help generate life-saving donations,” said Minnesota
Lynx President Chris Wright. “The Minnesota Lynx are proud to support hospital patients in our area and give
back to the local community.”

The need for blood is every day. Appointments to donate blood can be scheduled online at, or
by calling 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253). All blood types are needed—especially type O.

About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for over 65 years as an independent nonprofit supplying lifesaving
blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 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 1-888-
GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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