Red Cross asks for holiday blood donations; scheduled blood drive locations

ST. GEORGE — The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season: a lifesaving blood donation.

Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations, but the need for blood remains steady. On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood products every day for patients across the country.

Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with Type O-negative, A-negative and B-negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or telephone 800-RED CROSS / 800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Washington County

Hurricane

  • Dec. 5, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church, 1565 West State Street
  • Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Washington County Sheriffs Building, 750 South 5400 West

St. George

  • Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., GM Dealership, 150 W. Hilton Drive
  • Nov. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Dixie State University, Rural Health Scholars, 225 S 700 E
  • Dec. 1, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 3, 2 p.m.-7 p.m., St. George East Stake, 445 South 300 East
  • Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 8, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dixie Applied Technology College, 1506 S. Silicon Way
  • Dec. 11, 2 p.m.-7 p.m., St. George Utah Green Valley Stake, 124 North Valley View Drive
  • Dec. 2014: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 15, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 18, 1:45 p.m.-7 p.m., St George Little Valley Stake, 1762 South River Road
  • Dec. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 19, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Calvary Chapel St. George, 3922 South Pioneer Road
  • Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 22, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 23, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6
  • Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Blood Donation Center, 476 E. Riverside Drive, Suite B6

Santa Clara

  • Nov. 26, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Valley Chapel, 3040 West Santa Clara Drive

Iron County

Cedar City

  • Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Home Depot-Cedar City, 1518 S. Providence Ctr. Ave.
  • Dec. 15, 2 p.m.-6:45 p.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, 690 South Cove Drive
  • Dec. 22, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Cedar City Library, 303 North 100 East

Garfield County

Escalante

  • Dec. 16, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Escalante Stake, 80 South Center

Tropic

  • Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Escalante Utah Stake Tropic Church, 41 North 100 West

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or telephone 800-RED CROSS / 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 (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.

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 nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit the Red Cross on Twitter @RedCross.

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