The American Red Cross said in a release that it need blood donors to give, give, give.
If enough donors turn out to give blood, ARC will be able to overcome a “critical” shortage in the final weeks of summer, according to a release.
“The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities,” the release said. “The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break, though.”
Donors of all blood types are needed.
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Previous donors may be eligible to give again.
“Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and double red cells can be donated every 112 days,” according to ARC. Those who donate to ARC through the end of August will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.
Upcoming donation opportunities
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at 100 Match Factory Place
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Grange Fair Campground
1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Miles Township Fire Hall
1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at 850 Stratford Drive
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at 2121 Old Gatesburg Road
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at 1865 Waddle Road
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at 709 Ridge Ave.
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at 100 Innovation Blvd.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the HUB
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Agricultural Administration Building
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center