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American Red Cross is making it easy, rewarding to save lives this holiday season

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.

While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give November 18th-December 18th will also receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules?

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

Try these three:

  • It’s quick and easy to find a convenient blood drive. Search for drives by ZIP code and make an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
  • Donors can save time by completing a RapidPass®. The entire donation process only takes about an hour, but donors can save time with RapidPass. Pre-donation reading and health history questions can be completed online to save about 15 minutes.
  • Donors will get important health information. Donors receive a mini-health screening to help determine eligibility that includes blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin readings. First-time donors will also find out their blood type soon after donating.

As schedules fill with holiday parties, shopping and fun with friends and family, many blood and platelet donors delay giving. Unfortunately, that may lead to delays in treatments for patients relying on blood. Right now, there is a critical need for type O blood donors.

The Red Cross is thanking those who come to give November 18th-December 18th with a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Thanks.) Additionally, those who come to give November 27th-30th will receive an exclusive long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

American Red Cross
1760 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37043

11/18/2019: 10:30am – 4:30pm.

11/25/2019: 10:30am – 4:30pm.

12/2/2019: 10:30am – 4:30pm.

12/9/2019: 10:30am – 4:30pm.

Blanchfield Army Hospital
650 Joel Drive
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

11/21/2019: 10:00am – 4:00pm.

First Baptist Church Dickson
2501 Highway 70 E.
Dickson, TN 37055

12/9/2019: 2:00pm – 7:00pm.

Fort Campbell Commissary
2606 Indiana Avenue
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

11/26/2019: 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Fort Campbell PX
2840 Bastogne Avenue
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

11/22/2019: 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Governor’s Square Mall
2801 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard
Clarksville, TN 37040

11/29/2019: noon – 6:00pm.

Hopkinsville High School
430 Koffman Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

11/26/2019: 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church Community Center
3008 Bowker Road
Charlotte, TN 37036

12/14/2019: 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Petrie Memorial United Methodist Church
202 East Main Street
Elkton, KY 42220

12/13/2019: noon – 6:00pm.

St Stephen Catholic Church
1698 Canton Road
Cadiz, KY 42211

12/3/2019: 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Veteran’s Plaza – William O. Beach Civic Hall
350 Pagaent Lane
Clarksville, TN  37040

11/26/2019: 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Walnut Street Church of Christ
201 Center Avenue
Dickson, TN 37055

12/12/2019: 10:30am – 3:30pm.

 

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.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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.


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