The American Red Cross asks individuals to give one last gift this holiday season by making a blood donation. As a thank you, those who come out to donate Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Claflin, Dec. 17, 1:45-5:45 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church
Hoisington, Dec. 16, 2:30-6 p.m. at the Hoisington Activity Center
Ness City, Dec. 18, 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Ness County Fair Building
Rozel, Dec. 29, 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Rozel Christian Fellowship
La Crosse, Dec. 19, noon to 6 p.m., La Crosse City Auditorium
Saint John, Dec. 19, 206 p.m., IOOF Gym
How to donate blood
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 (16 with parental consent), 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.