Red Cross urgently needs blood donations
Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice.
Now is an important time to give blood. A seasonal decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors get busy with family gatherings and travel. In addition, severe winter weather can cause blood drive cancellations and negatively affect the blood supply. Patients like McMahon can’t afford for there to be a shortage of blood.
Give the gift of life – 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).
As a special thank-you for helping meet the urgent need, those who come to give Dec. 20 through Jan. 6 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 20-Jan. 15
1/11/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran High School, 201 W. Lincoln
1/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Danforth Community Building, Jefferson St.
1/3/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Garage Community Center, 140 N. Central St.
12/28/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bourbonnais Fire Department
12/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites,
12/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites,
12/31/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites
1/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites
1/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites
1/17/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites
12/28/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Riverside Medical Center,
12/27/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 698 N Locust St
12/27/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church,
1/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Momence Fire Department
1/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Paxton Hope Vineyard Church, 152 Market Street
1/8/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dwight Fire Department
12/26/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church
12/21/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., OSF Saint James-John W Albrecht Medical Center
12/26/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., VFW, 531 Lincoln Avenue
1/4/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Church of God, 535 S Bowman Ave
How to donate blood
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.