The need is constant. Each year, 3.5 million volunteers donate more than six million pints of blood through the Red Cross to help save lives.
This National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate and help save lives. Currently, blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they are coming in, and all blood types are needed to help maintain sufficient supplies.
Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Thanks to volunteer blood donors, the Red Cross is able to provide needed blood products to local hospitals and more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers around the country.
In the hour it takes to donate blood, donors can help save the lives of more than one patient. Only 3 percent of the U.S. population currently donates blood. Become a Red Cross volunteer donor and join a family of blood donors across the nation in a lifesaving cause.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood Donation Opportunities
9:00 am- 3:00 pm
6801 N Yates Rd