Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2018) — As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.

A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure life-saving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O.

In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets July 30 through Aug. 30, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 16 weeks.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 16-3

AUGUST Blood Drives

Date Time City Location

8/9 2:30pm-6:30 pm Dexter First United Methodist Church

8/10 1:30pm-6:30 pm Sikeston YMCA Complimentary t-shirt and Subway gift card to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/10 1:30pm-6:30 pm Dexter Harry Blackwell Dodge Complimentary t-shirt and Subway gift card to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/10 1:30pm-6:30 pm Poplar Bluff First United Methodist Church Complimentary t-shirt and Subway gift card to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/11 10:30am-3:30 pm Sikeston YMCA Complimentary t-shirt and Subway gift card to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/11 10:30am-3:30 pm Dexter Harry Blackwell Dodge Complimentary t-shirt and Subway gift card to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/11 10:30am-3:30 pm Poplar Bluff First United Methodist Church Complimentary t-shirt and Subway gift card to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/13 1:00pm-6:00 pm Dexter Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sponsored by Dexter Rotary Club Complimentary St. Louis Cardinal t-shirt to presenting donors while supplies last.

8/14 2:00pm-7:00 pm Thayer First Baptist Church

8/15 2:00pm-6:00 pm Kennett Bootheel Area Independent Living Services

8/16 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm Steele Community Center Sponsored by We Care Outreach

8/16 1:00pm-5:00 pm Poplar Bluff Black River Medical Center

8/17 9:00am-2:00 pm Puxico Mingo Job Corps

8/17 2:00pm-6:00 pm Dexter Church of Christ

8/19 8:00am-12:00 pm Chaffee St. Ambrose Catholic Church

8/20 2:00pm-6:00pm Kennett Slicer Street Church of Christ

8/21 12:30pm-5:30 pm Doniphan First Baptist Church Sponsored by Southeast Health of Ripley County

8/22 2:00pm-6:00 pm Benton St. Denis Church

8/24 2:00pm-6: 00 pm Sikeston Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church

8/27 2:00pm-6:00 pm Malden First General Baptist Church

8/29 1:00pm-5:00 pm Kennett SEMO Health Network

8/30 2:00pm-6:00 pm Qulin Qulin Elementary

8/31 3:00pm-7:00 pm Dexter American Legion Post 59

8/31 1:00pm-6:00 pm Poplar Bluff Medic One Ambulance