During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants, those receiving cancer treatments and others who rely on blood products.
Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
3/8/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dwight Fire Department, 111 South Prairie Ave
3/10/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
3/11/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Blue Ridge High School, 411 North John
3/12/2016: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 3rd and Division
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. 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.