The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.
Blood and platelet donations often decrease when regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session, but the need for blood is constant. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to summer to help alleviate this seasonal decline.
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 come to donate blood between May 23 and May 25 will receive a limited-edition Red Cross-branded RuMe tote bag, while supplies last.
To make an appointment to give 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:
Great Bend: Monday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.; Tuesday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Club 1 Fitness, 3806 Broadway Ave.
Rozel: Tuesday, May 26, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rozel Christian Fellowship, N. Smith Street.