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Written by Theresa Kuhlmann   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:56

Be a lifesaver this summer and donate blood

The American Red Cross reminds all eligible blood donors make an appointment to give blood this summer because the need for blood never takes a summer vacation and must constantly be replenished.

While all blood types are needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients, right now there is a special need for types O negative, B negative and A negative blood donors. Rh negative blood types are always in high demand because they potentially can be transfused to patients with Rh positive or Rh negative blood types.

To show appreciation to those who help save lives, all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers through September 7, 2011 will be entered in the Good to Give. Good to Go. promotion. One lucky person (21 and older) in the Mid-American Blood Services Division will have the chance to win a trip for four to Orlando, Florida.

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.

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 generally in 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

WHITESIDE COUNTY 

7/16/11

9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Culver's

1901 Harley Davidson Drive

Rock Falls

7/16/11

10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Army National Guard

716 Sixth Ave

Rock Falls

7/19/11

1:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Old Fulton Fire Station

912 4th Street

Fulton

7/19/11

1:30 pm- 6:00 pm

Northland Mall

2900 E. Lincolnway

Sterling

All presenting donors will be eligible to win a set of 2 free Chicago White Sox regular season home game tickets.

7/19/11

12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

United Methodist Church

200 West Lincolnway

Morrison

All presenting donors will be eligible to win a set of 2 free Chicago White Sox regular season home game tickets.

7/20/11

2:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Rock Falls Blood Donation Center

112 W. Second St.

Rock Falls

7/26/11

1:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Old Fulton Fire Station

912 4th Street

Fulton

7/27/11

10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Rock Falls Blood Donation Center

112 W. Second St.

Rock Falls

7/30/11

7:00 am-11:00 am

Rock Falls Blood Donation Center

112 W. Second St.

Rock Falls

CLINTON COUNTY

7/22/11

10:00 am- 3:00 pm

De Witt Community Center

512 10th Street

De Witt

7/25/11

2:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Northeast Elementary School

1450 370th Avenue

Goose Lake