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Dak Minn Blood Bank Experiences a Critical Shortage of Blood Supplies, Community Asked to Donate As Soon as Possible

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Grand Forks, N.D. - Dak Minn Blood Bank, the supplier for Altru Hospital, is currently in critical need of blood donations. Type A Positive, A Negative and O-Negative donations are most needed at this time.

“We expect the need for blood to increase over the coming weeks,” said Terri Hintz, Donor and Transfusion Supervisor. “There is currently a nation-wide shortage of blood that we’re also feeling the effects of in Grand Forks. With other vendors in the area at critically low levels, we may not be able to ask for assistance.”

People with all blood types are encouraged to donate, as soon as possible, to help us maintain inventory at desired levels.

Dak Minn is open for donations Monday through Friday beginning at 7 a.m.

Anyone interested in donating is asked to schedule an appointment by calling 701.780.5433 or online at

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit