Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers is the result of a shared vision of Fairview Range Medical Center and Memorial Blood Centers to provide lifesaving blood to patients safely and efficiently.

With this partnership, the community of Hibbing joins the greater Arrowhead Region in giving the "gift of life" to patients in our local hospitals.

Blood donors can donate at Memorial Blood Centers, located at Fairview Plaza, 1200 East 25th Street, Suite 204, Hibbing, or a state-of-the-art Bloodmobile that travels to local businesses, churches, schools and community organizations for blood drives.We make it more convenient for donors to save a life.

90% of the U.S. population will need a transfusion for themselves or an immediate family member at some time in their lives. Less that 5% of the U.S. population donates blood.In Minnesota, 6% of the population donates.

"Volunteer blood donors are very special. They give more than their time or their money. They give the gift of life - the contribution that has no substitute." - Thomas Uncini, M.D., Fairview Range Medical Center, Medical Director Laboratory Services

Donating blood is safe, easy and important. It takes only about 45 minutes, from registering to enjoying juice and cookies! Plus, you'll leave Memorial Blood Centers knowing you've helped your own or someone else's friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors.

Who Can Donate

■ Anyone age 16 (with a signed parental consent) or age 17 and older 

■ In good health 

■ Weigh at least 110 pounds 

■ At least 8 weeks (56) days since your last donation 

■ Are feeling well seven days following a cold or flu 

■ Have been off oral antibiotics for 24 hours 

■ Have eaten a meal within six hours before donating 

■ Have gotten adequate sleep within 24 hours before donating

Why Donate?

■ There is no substitute for blood 

■ It helps accident victims, surgical patients, people receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer and other diseases 

■ It helps family members, friends, neighbors and anyone in need of blood transfusions

What to Expect?

Once you arrive at Memorial Blood Centers, a health professional will ask you confidential questions about your medical history. You'll receive a "mini-physical" - temperature, pulse, hemoglobin (iron level), and blood pressure check. You'll then be seated comfortably in a donation station. Donating blood takes only 10-15 minutes and it's relatively painless. You cannot contract any infectious diseases because only sterile, disposable needles are used. All needles are discarded after one use. After donating, you'll be encouraged to take a refreshment break, where you'll be served juice, coffee and cookies while you visit with other donors. That's all there is to it! Your unit of blood will be tested for blood type, antibody screen and infectious diseases as required by blood banking regulations. 

Eligible doors can donate blood every 56 days. Since each donated unity can be separated into components, a single donor can help up to three patients.

Contact Us

Memorial Blood Centers is located in the Fairview Plaza: 
1200 East 25th Street, Suite 204, Hibbing, MN 55746 

The donor center hours are: 

Monday - 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (218) 263-1338 or 1-888-448-3253. 

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