Red Cross Blood Donation Drives are underway and more scheduled near you:
Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.
In order to meet the needs of patients like Emery, the Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood and more than 2,500 platelet donations every day.
Make an appointment to help save lives now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 18-April 15
4/14/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Rd.
4/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 2420 N. Ohio
4/1/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Douglass High School, 921 E. 1st St.
4/13/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rose Hill Victory Fellowship Church, 326 E. School St
4/3/2019: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dexter High School, 311 N. Main
4/13/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rock Community Building, Corner of Wilbur and Strong St.
4/10/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Udall High School, 301 W 4th
4/2/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Southwestern College, 100 College Street
4/3/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Winfield High School, 300 Viking Blvd
4/3/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Fair Building, 108 S Chisholm
4/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Conway Springs High School, 607 West St. Louis
4/9/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Am Red Cross Cherokee Strip, 1313 W. Ferguson
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.