Celebrate Red Cross Month by Giving Blood in March

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. President has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.

You can make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-733-2767.

The upcoming blood donation opportunities in the FM-92 listening area include the following:

Bates County Opportunity

March 13th from 1pm to 6pm at the Adrian Optimist Building, located on South Business 71 Highway in Adrian

Henry County Opportunities

March 2nd from 8am to 2pm at the Clinton High School, located at 1106 South Second Street in Clinton

March 8th from 12pm (noon) to 6pm at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 220 East Franklin Street in Clinton

March 9th from 11am to 5pm at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 220 East Franklin Street in Clinton

Vernon County Opportunities

March 2nd from 12pm (noon) to 5pm at the Sheldon Baptist Church, located at 102 Commercial Street in Sheldon

March 14th at 11am to 4pm at the Front Office of the Archer Daniels Midland Admin Building, located at 17700 South Highway T in Deerfield