Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Local blood drives set

All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.

With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass before coming to their appointments.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943 in celebration of the Red Cross volunteers who help those in need by giving their time, money or blood.

Join their ranks by making an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming local blood donation opportunities:

Cypress Grade School, 4580 Mt Pisgah Rd. Cypress, on March 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 890 Senior Ave. Vienna, on March 20 from noon to 6 p.m.

Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd. Ullin, on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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