As people kick off 2023, the need for blood hasn’t faded with the holiday season – blood must be constantly replenished and ready for those in need of lifesaving care every day. That’s why the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are teaming up this January during National Blood Donor Month to rally people to give now and help patients all winter long.

In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma Jan. 1-31, 2023, will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona. (Terms apply. Visit

The below news release further details the current need for blood and this exciting opportunity for generous volunteer donors. In addition, photos and a video featuring Manning are available for download to support your story.

Here is a list of upcoming Red Cross mobile/community blood drives in our region for January 9-31: 

• Fergus Falls: Jan 18-19: 12-6 p.m., YMCA, 1164 Friberg Ave., Jan. 20: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., YMCA, 1164 Friberg Ave.

• Henning: Jan. 17: 12-6 p.m., Community Center, 607 2nd St.

• Parkers Prairie: Jan. 18: 12-6 p.m., Parkers Prairie High School, 411 S. Otter Ave.

• Pelican Rapids: Jan. 16: 12-6 p.m., The Barn at Dunvilla, 48203 US Highway 59

• Perham: Jan. 12: 12-6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 619 3rd Ave. SW

• Underwood: Jan. 19: 2-7 p.m., Underwood High School, 100 Southern Ave.

Drive schedule is subject to change. To see the latest, go to