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

Vernon County Opportunities

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