As influenza activity picks up this fall, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Blood can only be given by donors who are feeling well.
Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are urged to give now to ensure a stable supply this fall. Stay healthy this flu season and make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
Upcoming area blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-15:
11/7/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Catholic Church Parish Hall, 400 W. 5th St.
Locally, call Jeanie Cozad, 402-376-4715
11/1/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Assumption Arena, 340 Cedar Street
11/4/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Winters Building, 300 South Main
11/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Rock County High School, 20 E Hwy
Remember, you can save time by using RapidPass® to complete pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.