The American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood this summer.

During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O — representing the main blood groups — are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B, O and AB blood types go missing from hospital shelves, patient care and medical treatments are affected.

To donate, make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming donation opportunities:

Faribault

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesday, Hy-Vee, 1920 NW Grant St.

1–7 p.m. Wednesday, The River Church, 528 4th Ave. NW

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday, Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, 141 6th St. NW

8 a.m.– 2 p.m. Friday, Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive

12–6 p.m. June 19, Eagles Club, 2027 W. Grant St.

9 a.m.–2 p.m. June 20, Eagles Club, 2027 W. Grant St.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. June 28, Two Rivers Health Center, 1819 2nd Ave. NW

9 a.m.–2 p.m. June 29, Two Rivers Health Center, 1819 2nd Ave. NW

Northfield

1–7 p.m. June 19, FiftyNorth, 1651 Jefferson Parkway

1–7 p.m. June 26, Buntrock Commons - Lion's Pause Mane Stage, 1520 St. Olaf Ave.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. June 29, Ziggy's, 109 Water St. N.

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