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Blood donors urged to help restock Red Cross shelves after severe winter storms

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remains.

Volunteer blood donors from across the country are needed to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients this spring. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 20 to April 15

Barber
Sharon

4/13/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 105 S Broadway
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Barton
Ellinwood
3/21/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ellinwood District Hospital, 605 N. Main

Great Bend
3/20/2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., River Bend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway Avenue
4/12/2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions, 1809 24th St.
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Finney
Garden City
3/28/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N 8th
3/29/2018: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N 8th

Holcomb
4/11/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Holcomb High School, 600 North Jones
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Ford
Dodge City
3/22/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., YMCA, 240 San Jose
3/26/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Senior Center, 2408 Central Ave.
3/27/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Senior Center, 2408 Central Ave.
3/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dodge City High School, 2201 Ross Blvd

Spearville
3/26/2018: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., St John’s Parish Hall, 100 Main Street
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Grant
Ulysses
3/22/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grant County Fairground, 1000 West Patterson Ave
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Hamilton
Syracuse
3/21/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Syracuse High School, 502 North Main
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Harper
Attica
4/13/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Attica High School, 718 N. Main

Harper
3/23/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, East Hwy 160
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Haskell

Satanta
4/4/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Satanta High School, 100 Caddo Street
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Kearny

Lakin
3/20/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Lakin High School, 407 N Campbell
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Kingman

Cunningham
4/11/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Cunningham High School, 100 W 4th St

Norwich
3/28/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norwich High School, 209 Parkway
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Lane

Dighton
3/20/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lane County Fair Grounds, 147 West Long Street
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Meade

Fowler
3/21/2018: 10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Fowler High School Dome, 100 W. 8th
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Morton

Elkhart
3/29/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Elkhart City Hall, 433 Morton Street

Rolla
3/28/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rolla High School, 204 Van Buren
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Pratt
Pratt
3/30/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Pratt Community Building, 619 N. Main
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Scott
Scott City
3/21/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., William Carpenter Building, 606 N Fairground Road
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Stafford
St John
4/13/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., IOOF Gym, 700 E. 1st
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Stevens
Hugoton
3/20/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 600 South VanBuren

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

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