The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season.
Many regular donors delay giving between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day because of holiday activities. This often causes a drop in donated blood available for patients. Therefore, more donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help ensure the blood supply is sufficient through the winter months.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.orgor call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpassto save time when donating.
A blood drive will be held in Nescopeck on November 3 from 1 p. m. -6 p. m., Nescopeck VFW, Nescopeck Community, 435 West Third Street