Valley City  (CSi)  A blood drive is set Monday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stoudt-Ross showroom in Valley City.

If you haven’t been in direct contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, and haven’t traveled outside the U.S. in the past two weeks, you may be able to donate blood.

Vitalant  of Fargo is seeking at least 41 healthy volunteers to make an appointment to donate blood to help maintain a safe and adequate supply of blood products in 68 area hospitals.

In Valley City, City-County Health District administrator, Theresa Will , says “It is important to make an appointment.  Having a specific time to donate will regulate the social distancing guideline of at least six feet between individuals in a given space.”

Donors should stay with there scheduled appointment time unless contacted by Vitalant to come in earlier.  Ms. Will adds, “We don’t want people to bunch together in hope of ‘getting in earlier’ to donate.This drive is very important, but we still want people to be safe.”

Residents are asked to make an appointment by going online to, calling 1-877-25-VITAL, using Vitalant’s free mobile app, or by calling or texting Weldon Roberts at 701-630-1338.