TODAY IS Monday December 11th
Think outside the gift box: Donate blood and give more life: Local Blood Donation Opportunities
Thursday Dec 21, 2017 12:00am - Wednesday Dec 27, 2017

The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.

Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “I truly owe my life to blood donors,” she said. “Even the skilled hands of my surgeons could not have saved me without the blood.” Because of blood and platelet donors, Wissen will celebrate the holidays with her three children and husband.

In December, donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady. During the holiday season, set aside an hour to give the most important gift – give blood and give more life. To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

12/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. Seventh St

12/22/2017: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Michael The Archangel Parish, 1098 County Road 39

12/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327