The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with the American Red Cross and HealthPartners, have announced they will host a blood drive at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of Black History Month. The Minnesota Wild hope to raise awareness about the need for a diverse blood supply, especially to help sickle cell patients which affects one out of every 365 Black or African American births. One in three African American blood donors are a match for people with sickle cell disease.
To register and for more information on donor eligibility, please visit redcrossblood.org or the Red Cross Blood Donor App and use the sponsor code "WILD." All blood types are needed, and space is limited. An appointment is required to participate in this blood drive. Participants registered for this blood drive are not allowed to bring additional guests.
Free parking will be available for all donors participating in the blood drive at the RiverCentre Parking Ramp located off Kellogg Blvd. across from Saint Paul RiverCentre. Doors for the event will open at 9:30 a.m. at Gate 1.
Following their donation, all donors will receive a signed player card from Matt Dumba, Jordan Greenway and Ryan Reaves.
Doors open at 9:30am