Getting people to donate blood is a challenge in the summer months, and Sue Thesenga with the American Red Cross is urging Minnesotans to rise to that challenge…

“I would urge people who have never donated blood before to come out and roll up a sleeve, or people who haven’t donated in a long time to come on out. It’s a staggering statistic when we hear that only three out of a hundred people in the U-S give blood.”

Thesenga says giving blood is easy–you can download the app or visit redcrossblood.org.