Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges blood donors of all types and those who have never given before to book a time to give blood or platelets now and help keep the blood supply from dropping ahead of the holidays.
Book now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1.800.RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767). As a thank-you for taking the time to give this fall, all who come to give November 1st-22nd will receive a $10.00 e-gift card by email to a merchant of choice. Details are available at rcblood.org/perks.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities November 1st-15th:
11/10/2022: 9:00am – 3:00pm, Castle Blood Drive- 887 Engineer Support Co, 887 ESC 6750 Desert Storm Avenue
11/10/2022: 12:30pm – 5:30pm, Dickson Cumberland Presbyterian, 500 Hwy 70 East
11/7/2022: 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Trace Creek Baptist Church, 1320 Broadway Avenue
11/1/2022: 10:00am – 3:00pm, Morgan University Center, 601 College Street
11/7/2022: 10:30am – 4:30pm, American Red Cross, 1760 Madison Street
11/9/2022: 10:30am – 4:30pm, American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St.
11/14/2022: 10:30am – 4:30pm, American Red Cross, 1760 Madison Street
11/3/2022: 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Stokes Brown Public Library, 405 White Street
11/7/2022: 12:30pm – 5:30pm, Springfield Baptist Church, 400 North Main Street
11/9/2022: 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Owens Chapel UMC, 6742 Owens Chapel Road
11/10/2022: 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Fort Donelson United Methodist Church, 420 Church Street
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1.800.RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Amplify Your Impact ? Volunteer!
Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.
Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission.
For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.