Red Cross makes it easy and rewarding to save lives this holiday season

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules? Try these three:

 

  • It’s quick and easy to find a convenient blood drive. Search for drives by ZIP code and make an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
  • Donors can save time by completing a RapidPass®. The entire donation process only takes about an hour, but donors can save time with RapidPass. Pre-donation reading and health history questions can be completed online to save about 15 minutes.
  • Donors will get important health information. Donors receive a mini-health screening to help determine eligibility that includes blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin readings. First-time donors will also find out their blood type soon after donating.

As schedules fill with holiday parties, shopping and fun with friends and family, many blood and platelet donors delay giving. Unfortunately, that may lead to delays in treatments for patients relying on blood. Right now, there is a critical need for type O blood donors.

The Red Cross is thanking those who come to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Thanks.) Additionally, those who come to give Nov. 27-30 will receive an exclusive long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center

Toledo Blood Donation Center

3510 Executive Parkway, Toledo

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Michigan

Monroe

 

Erie

12/17/2019: 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Mason Elementary School, 2410 Luna Pier Road (Lakeside Drive)

 

Ida

12/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1920 Lewis Avenue

 

Lambertville

11/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Lambertville United Methodist, 8165 Douglas Rd.

 

Milan

11/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Milan American Legion Post # 268, 44 Wabash Street

 

Monroe

11/24/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church – East, 6272 W. Albain Road

11/26/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monroe YMCA, 1111 West Elm Avenue

11/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Quality Inn & Suites Monroe, 1225 N. Dixie Hwy

12/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Moose Lodge 884, 1320 N. Macomb

12/3/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, 718 N. Macomb Street

12/6/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Frenchtown Dixie Library, 2881 Nadeau Rd.

12/8/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monroe County Community College Administration Building, 1555 Raisinville Rd

12/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Redeemer Fellowship Church, 5305 Evergreen Drive

12/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monroe VFW Post #1138, 400 Jones Avenue

 

Newport

11/27/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dixie Skateland, 5179 N. Dixie

 

Temperance

11/21/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony’s Church, 4635 St. Anthony

Ohio

Lucas

 

Maumee

11/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 2250 S. Holland Sylvania Road

12/12/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Broadway

12/15/2019: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant

12/16/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Maumee American Legion, 204 Illinois Ave.

12/18/2019: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Gateway Middle School, 900 Gibbs

 

Oregon

12/16/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Avenue

 

Sylvania

12/4/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd

12/13/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Riders, 5580 Centennial Road

12/15/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie

 

Toledo

11/18/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., The University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft

11/19/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., The University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft

11/23/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2255 Central Grove Ave.

11/25/2019: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Beverly Elementary School, 3548 S Detroit Avenue

12/1/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., RiverPoint UMC, 2862 131st Street

12/4/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1545 Eastgate Road

12/10/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., University of Toledo Medical Center, 3065 Arlington Ave

12/11/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Mercy St Vincent Medical Center, 2213 Cherry Street

12/12/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., One Seagate, One SeaGate

12/17/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Toledo Hospital, 2142 N. Cove Blvd

 

Waterville

12/16/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd.

 

Whitehouse

12/13/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel

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Ottawa

 

Curtice

11/27/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Jerusalem Township Fire, 9501 Jerusalem Road

 

Elmore

12/9/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty

 

Marblehead

11/30/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran, 541 South Church

 

Oak Harbor

11/29/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa Street

 

Port Clinton

11/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Port Clinton, 109 E.Perry St

11/22/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton Street

12/6/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton Street

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Wood

 

Bowling Green

11/23/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1855 Gorrill Road

12/7/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster Street

 

Grand Rapids

12/5/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran, 23019 Kellogg Road

 

Millbury

12/4/2019: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lake Elementary and Middle School, 28150 Lemoyne Rd.

 

North Baltimore

11/29/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., North Baltimore American Legion, 539 E. South

 

Perrysburg

11/21/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Rd

11/21/2019: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Perrysburg Junior High, 550 East South Boundary

11/30/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saint Rose Catholic School, 217 E. Front St.

12/12/2019: 3:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Hull Prairie Intermediate School, 25480 Hull Prairie Rd.

12/18/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Perrysburg Schools Board of Education, 140 East Indiana Ave.

 

Rossford

11/29/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., All Saints Catholic School, 630 Lime City Road

 

Stony Ridge

11/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.