The Mankato Family YMCA will host a blood drive next week on Tuesday, April 7 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.


The American Red Cross continues to urge the public to donate blood in this time of need. John Kind, Executive Director of the YMCA, is working closely with the American Red Cross to make sure that all safety measures are being met. “We have a building that is ideal, with enough space to ensure social distancing continues to happen.”


The blood drive will be held at the YMCA and is open to the public. Donors can schedule their appointments by going to 1-800-RED CROSS or by going to, and enter the sponsor code: YMCAKATO.