LEWISTON, ID - The American Red Cross would like the community to help patients honor loved ones by donating blood. All blood types are needed.
As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor, while supplies last. 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 then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of three grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
6/9/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore
6/8/2017: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Grangeville Armory, 105 NE 4th Street
6/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Good Samaritan Society, 640 N Eisenhower St
6/6/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., St Marks Episcopal Church, 111 S Jefferson St
6/7/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., St Marks Episcopal Church, 111 S Jefferson St
6/1/2017: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Nezperce Christian Church, 307 4th Street
5/26/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lewiston Blood Donation Center, 508 Thain Road
5/30/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lewiston Blood Donation Center, 508 Thain Road
6/5/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Lewiston Blood Donation Center, 508 Thain Road
6/9/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lewiston Blood Donation Center, 508 Thain Road
6/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Idaho Department of Labor, 1158 Idaho St
6/12/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Lewiston Blood Donation Center, 508 Thain Road
6/13/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mick McClure Honda, 2323 Juniper Dr
6/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Royal Plaza, 2870 Juniper Dr
6/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Umpqua Bank, 225 N Grand Avenue
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 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 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.
Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals.
Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position visit rdcrss.org/driver.