Red Cross urges blood donation after hurricane

By American Red Cross
September 10, 2019

As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

Hurricane Dorian has forced the closure of blood donation centers and the cancellation of blood drives in its path, causing blood donations to go uncollected. When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.

How to help

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.>>

Financial donations are also needed and allow the Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to  and help people recover from this disaster.

Up-to-date information about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Dorian is available at 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 9-30


9/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center, 100 W. McPherson


9/14/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sunflower School, 2192 Eisenhower


9/18/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson

9/23/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 224 S. Main


9/20/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., McPherson College, 1600 Euclid

9/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Central Christian College, 1200 S. Maple


9/21/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., McPherson Masonic Lodge, 311 South Main