Celebrate National Volunteer Week by Donating Blood PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Corey   
Monday, 02 April 2012 13:07
This National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the American Red Cross
encourages eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate and
help save lives. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United
States needs a blood transfusion. Thanks to volunteer blood donors, the
Red Cross is able to provide needed blood products to local hospitals and
more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers around the country.

In the hour it takes to donate blood, donors can help save the lives of more
than one patient. Only 3 percent of the U.S. population currently donates
blood. Become a Red Cross volunteer donor and join a family of blood
donors across the nation in a lifesaving cause.

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
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American
Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United
States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no
patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing
nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster,
trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military
members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

Blood Donation Opportunities

CARROLL COUNTY
4/27/2012, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Carroll County Farm Bureau, 811 S. Clay Street, Mount Carroll

CLINTON COUNTY
4/19/2012, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Lyondell Chemical Company, 3400 Anamosa Road, Clinton

HENRY COUNTY
4/17/2012, 10:30 am- 5:30 pm, Kewanee Hospital, 1051 W. South St., Kewanee

4/25/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St., Kewanee

MERCER COUNTY
4/17/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, VFW Hall, 106 SW 3rd Ave., Aledo

SCOTT COUNTY
4/27/2012, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm, Hy-Vee, 4064 E. 53rd St., Davenport

WHITESIDE COUNTY
4/17/2012, 1:00 pm- 5:15 pm, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

4/18/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

4/20/2012, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Fulton High School, 1207 12th Street, Fulton

4/20/2012, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Halo Branded Solutions, 1980 Industrial Drive, Sterling

4/24/2012, 1:00 pm- 5:15 pm, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

4/25/2012, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

4/26/2012, 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

4/28/2012, 6:30 am-11:00 am, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling
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