Red Cross How to Help

 
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
 
El Dorado
7/17/2018: 11:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 430 Eunice
 
Rose Hill
7/20/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rose Hill Recreation - LSL, 400 S. Rose Hill Road
 
Towanda
7/10/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wilber Wiens Community Center, 315 Main Street
 
Sedan
7/12/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sedan Community Building, 1000 N. Montgomery
 
Dexter
7/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dexter Community Building, 115 S Main
 
Winfield
7/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Angels Care Home Health, 908 S. Main Street
 
Caldwell
7/9/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Fair Building, 108 S Chisholm
 
Conway Springs
7/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 411 South 8th
 
Oxford
7/31/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 120 West Clark, PO Box 578
 
Wellington
7/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 201 E Harvey
 
Ponca City
7/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., YMCA, 1604 W Grand Avenue