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More than 160 Potential Lives Saved in SMSC Winter Blood Drive

In partnership with Memorial Blood Centers, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) hosted a winter blood drive at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness in early December. More than 60 Community Members, employees, team members, and members of the public stopped by to donate a combined 61 units of blood, which has the potential to save the lives of 163 hospital patients. With a critical blood shortage going on in the United States, blood donation events like this one are crucial to ensuring that everyone has access to lifesaving treatments when they need it.

During 2022, the SMSC collected 215 units of blood, bringing the Community’s life-saving potential to 600 hospital patients in one year alone.

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2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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