Give one last gift – the gift of life – this holiday season

December 26, 2019

During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O.
Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations. However, a patient’s need for lifesaving treatment doesn’t take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood and platelets are needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others.
As a special thank you for being the lifeline for patients this holiday season, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross Dec. 19-Jan. 5 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities are listed below.

Clinton County:
Dec. 26, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Jaycees Building, 301 Jaycee Drive, Albers.
Dec. 26, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Cecilia Parish Center, 304 South Washington, Bartelso.
Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Villa Catherine Assisted Living, 501 Clinton Street, Carlyle.

Franklin County:
Dec. 30, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 209 North Maple, Christopher.
Jan. 2, p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion, 311 S Main, Benton.

Jefferson County:
Dec. 23, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Drury Inn and Suites, 145 North 44th Street, Mt. Vernon.
Dec. 27, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Nu Bowl Lanes, 1315 North 17th Street, Mt. Vernon.
Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Crossroads Community Hospital, 8 Doctors Park Road, Mt. Vernon.
Jan. 2, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Meadowbrook Christian Church, 840 Meadowbrook Lane, Mt. Vernon.
Jan. 2, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church, 401 South Main Street, Belle Rive.

Washington County:
Dec. 27, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Irvington Elementary School, 500 Superior Street, Irvington.
Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Washington County Hospital-Nashville, 705 South Grand, Nashville.