Red Cross blood donation opportunities May 26 to June 15

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00am
American Red Cross

Help patients, honor loved ones by donating blood with the Red Cross

 

(May 17, 2017) – Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need.

 

Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

 

Kenneth Reed gives blood in his son’s honor. When Trace was 8 days old, he underwent heart surgery and received blood transfusions. “It’s the least I can do. If it wasn’t for donors, he wouldn’t be here with us today,” said Reed. “I don’t call it donating blood; I call it donating life.”

 

Giving blood is an easy and thoughtful way to honor a loved one who has relied on blood products, to follow in the example of a family member who gives regularly or to simply help others.

 

As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor, while supplies last. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of three grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Davis

 

Bountiful

5/30/2017: 11 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Intermountain Bountiful, 390 North Main St.

6/3/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saint Olaf Catholic Church, 1800 South Orchard Drive

6/15/2017: 2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Bountiful North Stake, 1500 North 400 East

6/15/2017: 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Bountiful YSA Stake, 2285 South 200 West

 

Centerville

6/9/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Centerville South Stake, 270 North 300 East

 

Clearfield

6/12/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Clearfield City Offices, 55 South State

 

Fruit Heights

6/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Fruit Heights Utah Stake, 910 South Mountain Road

 

Kaysville

6/8/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Kaysville Central Stake, 200 East Center

 

Layton

5/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

5/26/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

5/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

5/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

5/31/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Layton Hills Mall, 1201 North Hill Field Road

5/31/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Donor Center, 852 W Hill Field Road

6/1/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/1/2017: 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Layton Utah YSA Stake, 2025 East Antelope Drive

6/2/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/3/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/5/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/6/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/7/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/9/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/10/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/12/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/13/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

6/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

 

North Salt Lake

5/26/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., North Salt Lake Utah Legacy Stake, 954 West 1100 North

 

West Point

6/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., West Point Lakeside Stake, 855 North 4000 West

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Farr West

6/8/2017: 2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Farr West Utah Stake, 2132 West 2700 North

 

Harrisville

6/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Walmart, 534 N. Harrisville Road

 

North Ogden

6/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., North Ogden City Offices, 505 East 2600 North

 

Ogden

6/13/2017: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Autoliv, Airport, 3350 Airport Road

 

Riverdale

5/31/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., America First Credit Union, 1344 West 4675 South

 

South Ogden

6/4/2017: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 163 West 4800 South

 

South Weber

6/15/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cedar Building South Weber Stake, 1814 East 7775 South

 

How to help

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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

 

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

Volunteers needed

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position visit rdcrss.org/driver.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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