Celebrate National Volunteer month by giving blood

By on April 7, 2015

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.

The Red Cross salutes the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and encourages others to join their ranks as volunteer blood donors. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.

Donors of all blood types — especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative — are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

To make an appointment for giving blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

  • April 6 at Coca-Cola, 1428 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • April 7 at Franklin and Marshall College, Harrisburg Pike/College Ave., Lancaster, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • April 9 at DEMME Learning, 207 Bucky Drive, Lititz, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • April 13 at Lowes, 25 Roherstown Road, Lancaster, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 15 at Flowers by Paulette, 258 North Queen St., Lancaster, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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