American Red Cross encourages blood donations leading into Labor Day weekend

 

blood imageThe American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in southern Missouri:

Barry County
Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arvest Bank, 503 Main St. in Cassville
Aug. 18 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Fundamental Methodist Church, 13th & Park 810 13th St. in Monett

Barton County
Aug. 18 from 12 – 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1301 E. 6th St. in Lamar

Henry County
Aug. 21 from 12 – 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Franklin in Clinton
Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Franklin in Clinton
Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeland R-3 Schools, 12530 Lakeland School Drive in Deepwater

Butler County
Aug. 22 from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 5th and North Main in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 5th and North Main in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Cape Girardeau County
Aug. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southeast Health, 1701 Lacey St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 235 Broadway in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aug. 22 from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. at West Park Mall, 3049 William St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at West Park Mall, 3049 William St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State University Towers Residence Hall, 1000 Towers Circle in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aug. 28 from 12 – 5 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State University Towers Residence Hall, 1000 Towers Circle in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. at Cape West 14 Cine, 247 Siemers Drive in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Carter County
Aug. 28 from 1 – 6 p.m. at FEMA Building, 202 W. College in Van Buren, Mo.

Dunklin County
Aug. 25 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Slicer Street Church of Christ, 310 Slicer St. in Kennett, Mo.
Aug. 27 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Bootheel Area Independent Living Services, 719 Teaco in Kennett, Mo.

Howell County
Aug. 20 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Parkway Shopping Center, 1211 Porter Wagoner Number 23 Parkway Center in West Plains
Aug. 18 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Willow Springs United Methodist Church, 311 N. Harris St. in Willow Springs

Laclede County
Aug. 26 from 1 – 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 311 N. Madison Ave. in Lebanon

Perry County (Mo.)
Aug. 22 from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Colonnade Room, 98 Grand Ave. in Perryville, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Colonnade Room, 98 Grand Ave. in Perryville, Mo.

Ripley County
Aug. 26 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 308 Walnut in Doniphan, Mo.

Scott County
Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Denis School, 105 N. Winchester in Benton, Mo.
Aug. 22 from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, 100 Outlet Drive in Sikeston, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, 100 Outlet Drive in Sikeston, Mo.

Stoddard County
Aug. 18 from 12 – 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 102 E. Castor in Dexter, Mo.
Aug. 22 from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 13583 Old Highway 25 in Dexter, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 13583 Old Highway 25 in Dexter, Mo.
Aug. 29 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Dexter Church of Christ, 1014 N. One Mile Road in Dexter, Mo,
Aug. 29 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Life Chapel Assembly of God, 22443 State Highway 51 in Puxico, Mo.

Taney County
Aug. 20 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Walmart, 1101 Branson Hills Parkway in Branson
Aug. 16 from 1 – 5 p.m. at Ozark Family YMCA, 175 Industrial Park Drive in Hollister

Wayne County
Aug. 29 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, 505 N. Main in Piedmont, Mo.

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 consent 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.

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