How to help
To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross has added about 6,500 additional appointment slots at donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to accommodate more donors. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate.
Missing Types sees encouraging increase in new donors – all donors needed now
Facing a decline of about 80,000 new Red Cross blood donors each year for the past several years, the Red Cross launched the Missing Types campaign in June to encourage new donors, and those who have not given recently, to donate blood. While the campaign has already inspired thousands of new donors to give, the Red Cross is now calling on all eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve as soon as possible to overcome the emergency blood shortage.
Through the Missing Types campaign, which runs throughout the summer, the letters A, B and O – letters used to identify blood types – disappeared from corporate logos, celebrity social media accounts and favorite websites to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays in ensuring blood is never missing from hospital shelves.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 9-31
7/17/2018: 11:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 430 Eunice
7/20/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rose Hill Recreation - LSL, 400 S. Rose Hill Road
7/10/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wilber Wiens Community Center, 315 Main Street
7/12/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sedan Community Building, 1000 N. Montgomery
7/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dexter Community Building, 115 S Main
7/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Angels Care Home Health, 908 S. Main Street
7/9/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Fair Building, 108 S Chisholm
7/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 411 South 8th
7/31/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 120 West Clark, PO Box 578
7/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 201 E Harvey
7/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., YMCA, 1604 W Grand Avenue