April 25, 2019

Blood donors needed

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Aug. 6: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Road
Aug. 14: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way
Aug. 5: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Covenant Community Church, 1 Whitcomb Lane
Essex Junction
Aug. 7: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Exposition, Rte. 15
Aug. 3: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bellows Free Academy, 75 Hunt Street, P.O. Box 68
Aug. 10: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rocky Ridge Golf Club, 7470 Route 116
South Burlington
Aug. 8: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
Aug. 7: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Systems & Software, 426 Industrial Avenue, Suite 140

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