Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers will be at Chaska River City Days, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 24.

“We rely on our community residents to supply our local hospitals with blood donations every single day,” states a press release.

The blood drive will be set up next to City Square Park. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Metro Cooperative and the blood drive committee students at the school will earn scholarship dollars for every unit collected that day, according to a press release.

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Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.