Join The Red Cross Movement This March By Giving Blood

Lifestyle
March 10, 2017

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.

“I’ve always thought it was the right thing to do, to donate when it was convenient for me,” said Lance Ford. “But after my triplets were born premature and needed transfusions in the neonatal intensive care unit, I decided that it was more important to seek out opportunities to donate, rather than just waiting until it was convenient to me. The Red Cross apps and notifications make it very easy to find a location near you, and they are so courteous, respectful and efficient. There is really no excuse not to donate. It’s such a small thing that makes such a big difference!”
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 blood donation opportunities:
Clinton County:

Carlyle

3/23/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carlyle Grade School, 951 6th St.

3/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carlyle Lake Visitors Center, 801 Lake Road

New Baden

3/20/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Civic Center, 100 East Birch Street
Fayette County:

Brownstown

3/22/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Brownstown High School, 421 South College Avenue

Ramsey

3/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ramsey Grade School, 610 W 6th Street

Vandalia

3/27/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Zimmerman’s Greenhouse, 1386 E 1050 AVE
Franklin County:

Benton

3/20/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Benton Middle School, 1006 McKenzie Street

3/21/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 506 West Main

Christopher

3/24/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Christopher High School, 1 Bearcat Drive

Sesser

3/29/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sesser Valier High School, 4626 State Highway 154

West Frankfort

3/20/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Denning Elementary School, 1401 West Sixth Street

3/25/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Christian Church, 1001 South Cherry

3/30/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Paul Lutheran Church, 1 West Frankfort Plaza
Jefferson County:

Mount Vernon

3/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Summersville Grade School, 1118 E. Fairfield Rd.

3/22/2017: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 605 S 34th St

3/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bethel Grade School, 1201 Bethel Road

3/30/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Byrd Watson Pharmacy, 3401 Broadway

Woodlawn

3/29/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Woodlawn High School, 300 North Central Lane
Marion County:

Centralia

3/17/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bryan Manor, 2150 E. McCord

3/19/2017: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Marys School, 424 E Broadway

3/23/2017: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Moose Family Center, 1824 S. Poplar

Iuka

3/20/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Iuka Grade School, 405 S. Main

Odin

3/21/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Odin Public School, 102 South Merritt Street

Salem

3/19/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, 812 West Main

3/24/2017: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wal-Mart, 1870 West Main Street

Sandoval

3/24/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sandoval Elementary School, 300 E. Perry St.

Washington County:

Radom

3/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Michaels Catholic Church, 52 South 3rd St

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