Red Cross blood donation opportunities August 16-31

By KBBE News
August 09, 2018

As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.

A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O.

In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets July 30 through Aug. 30, 2018, will receive a $5 Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 16 weeks.


8/17/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Peters United Church of Christ, 111 Pine


8/29/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 101 S. Walnut


8/21/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Midway Motors, 2075 E. Kansas Ave.

8/31/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., McPherson YMCA, 220 N. Walnut


8/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave