Holiday Blood Drive for 2017-11-24
Life’s a Gift – Give more of it! Join the American Red Cross and Cleveland Clinic for the annual Holiday Blood Drive Friday, Nov. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility. All who come to donate will receive a Red Cross gift, be entered in several raffles for prizes and enjoy a light meal.
Blood and platelet donations decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day as people get busy with holiday activities and travel. The Red Cross encourages donors to share their good health and give patients in need another reason to be thankful this year.
The need for blood is constant. On average, the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients. Donors with all blood types are currently needed. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org and enter code “CCF”, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).