On Giving Tuesday, November 27, Eric Sorensen visited the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
According to their website, the blizzard caused cancellations of a couple planned blood drives, increasing their need for donors.
Kirby Winn, the center's public relations manager, said giving blood is about a 45 to 60 minute commitment. They accept all blood types. To donate blood, one must have a form of ID or Donor ID, be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old.