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Give blood, safe a life

It only takes an hour

When schools let out for summer and families set off on vacation, the American Red Cross typically sees a decline in donors, which can impact patient care. It’s critically important that donors make an appointment to give now, before heading out for summer activities, to help maintain a stable blood supply in the coming months.

Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn’t take a summer break. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for patients with blood disorders, trauma victims, and those experiencing difficult childbirths.

As thanks for helping boost the blood supply, all who come to give through May 19 will receive a $10 egift card and will also be automatically entered to win a travel trailer/ camper that sleeps eight. Details are available at Those who come to give May 20–31 will receive an exclusive 20-ounce Red Cross aluminum water bottle and customizable sticker set, while supplies last.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, platelets, or plasma, download the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit, or call 1-800-CROSS.