Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Oct. 19, 2017) — With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood available for patients. More donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help stock the shelves for patients like Emily Bratton. After the birth of her first child, she received several units of blood.
Give patients in need another reason to be thankful – make an appointment to give blood. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-15
Adrian date and location
11/14/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Optimist Building, S Business 71 Highway
11/12/2017: 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
11/13/2017: 11:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
11/14/2017: 11 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
Henry County date and location
11/3/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clinton High School, 1106 S Second St
11/9/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Franklin
11/10/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Franklin
Vernon County date and location
11/3/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sheldon Baptist Church, 102 Commercial Street, Second and Commercial