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Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities
One event on June 19, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 20, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 21, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 22, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 26, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 28, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on June 29, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on July 3, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on July 5, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on July 6, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on July 7, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on July 8, 2017 at 12:00am
3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.
Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment.
Prepare – Get a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal and drink extra fluids.
Give – The donation process start to finish takes about an hour. The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes.
Only about 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood, which means a heavy reliance on repeat donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply. New blood donors are especially needed during the summer months because many schools where blood drives are held and where new donors give are not in session, and current donors often delay giving due to summer vacations.
Patients like Anna Schuster might not be here without generous volunteer blood donors. Doctors gave Schuster a 1 percent chance of survival after a collision with a semitrailer. During the first 12 hours after her accident, she received 65 units of blood. Schuster’s road to recovery has been long 58 surgeries in the 12 years since her accident, including four in the past 14 months, with many of them requiring more blood transfusions.
Every day there are thousands of patients like Schuster who rely on lifesaving blood donations. That’ why donors are urged to give now and give often.
In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world marking World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can make an even greater impact by inviting others to join them in giving.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities by county:
6/20/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St
6/21/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., EPA Western Ecology Division, 200 SW 35th
6/27/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St
6/29/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Natural Grocers, 1235 NW 10th St
7/3/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Timberhill Shopping Center, 2335 NW Kings Blvd
7/5/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Community Center, 1165 NW Monroe Ave.
6/23/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate St
6/16/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE
6/19/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St SW
6/22/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Comfort Suites Albany, 100 Opal Ct NE
6/24/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mega Foods, 2000 Queen Ave S.E.
6/26/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bi-Mart Store #606, 2272 SE Santiam Hwy
6/28/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Comfort Suites Albany, 100 Opal Ct NE
7/6/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave SW
7/7/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 230 Clover Ridge Road
7/8/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Fred Meyer Albany, 2500 Santiam Hwy SE
6/16/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Georgia Pacific Halsey, 30470 American Drive
6/16/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Cascade Ridge, 701 N 5th Ave
6/20/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1890 S 2nd St
6/29/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Veterans Care Center of Oregon, 600 North 5th Stre
6/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Scio Baptist Church, 38969 NW 3rd Street
7/5/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tangent Rural Fire Department, 32053 Birdfoot Dr
How to help
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 drivers 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 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 and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.