Red Cross Blood Drives Announced

November 20, 2015  
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The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.

Blood donations often decline from now to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations

 

In addition, there are fewer blood drives during the winter months when many hosting organizations postpone drives while people are traveling for the holidays. Severe winter weather may also cause scheduled blood drives to be canceled.

 

Despite the busy holiday season and threat of extreme freezing weather, the need for blood remains steady. Organizations can help by hosting a blood drive during the winter months, and eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood.

 

Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more about hosting a blood drive. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Chittenden

 

Burlington

12/8/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Seventh Generation, 60 Lake Street

 

Charlotte

12/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Road

 

Essex

12/9/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Covenant Community Church, 1 Whitcomb Lane

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Franklin

 

Enosburg Falls

12/10/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Enosburg American Legion, 108 Depot Street

 

Montgomery Center

12/6/2015: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Isidores Parish Hall, Route 242

 

Saint Albans

12/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 14th Star Brewing Company, 133 North Main Street

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Lamoille

 

Johnson

12/3/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, Route 15

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Orange

 

Randolph Center

12/3/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin Dr

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Orleans

 

Lowell

12/1/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lowell Graded School, 52 Gelo Park Rd

 

Newport

12/2/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., United Church of Newport, 63 Third Street

 

Westfield

12/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westfield Community Center, Westfield Community Center, Corner or North Hill Road and School Street PO Box 175

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Rutland

 

Castleton

12/1/2015: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Castleton  University, President’s House, 119  Alumni Drive

 

Fair Haven

12/14/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fair Haven H.S., 33 Mechanic Street Ext.

 

Rutland

12/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

12/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Elks Lodge #345, 44-46 Pleasant St.

12/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., GOLM Alliance Community Fellowship Church, 1 Scale Ave., suite 101 building 3a

12/15/2015: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., GOLM College of St. Joseph A, 71 Clement Road

12/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., US Army Reserve Building, 2143 Post Road

12/4/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd

12/5/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., GOLM American Legion A, 33 Washington Street

12/7/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Dr

 

West Rutland

12/9/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., GOLM West Rutland, 35 Marble Street

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Washington

 

Barre

12/7/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Formula Nissan, 1504 US Rte 302

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How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 consent 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 donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

 

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