Bring Hope to Patients in Need by Donating Blood through the American Red Cross Print
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Written by Ben Corey   
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:33

The American Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and help save a life by making an appointment to donate blood. During the summer, when blood donations tend to slow, eligible blood donors are needed even more. Giving one hour of your time can give patients extra days, months or even years with their family and friends. To a patient, time is everything – time to laugh, time to live and time to love.

The need is constant. The simple act of donating blood can bring hope for patients in need and their families. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand. Please schedule an appointment to donate blood today.

The American Red Cross’ Live Life. Give Life. summer-long campaign is helping to raise awareness about the constant need for blood and encourage regular donations. Visit redcrossblood.org/GiveWin to learn more.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 (16 with parental permission in some states), 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.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

Blood donation opportunities:

CARROLL COUNTY
8/2/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, United Methodist Church, 1901 Illinois Route 84, Thomson

HENRY COUNTY
8/8/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St., Kewanee, IL, Henry

8/9/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Sacred Heart Church, 108 N. Main, Annawan, IL, Henry

MERCER COUNTY
8/2/2012, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, United Methodist Church, 15th and 18th Ave., Viola

SCOTT COUNTY
8/13/2012, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm, Hy-Vee, 2200 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport

WHITESIDE COUNTY

8/1/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

8/1/2012, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Abiding Word Church, 806 E Lynn Blvd., Sterling

8/2/2012, 9:45 am- 4:00 pm, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling

8/7/2012, 8:00 am-11:00 am, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

8/8/2012, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

8/13/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3, 79 Grove St., Prophetstown

8/14/2012, 1:00 pm- 5:15 pm, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

8/14/2012, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Coventry Living Center Activity Building, 612 S. St Mary's
Road, Sterling

8/15/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™

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