Blood for our Heroes

     The American Red Cross

During the month of November, there is a time to give thanks and a time to celebrate Veterans Day. The American Red Cross invites the eligible donors, of our great nation, to give blood and honor those heroes who served in the U.S. armed forces.

More than 3,000 hospitals all over the nation, even including many of the Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, the Red Cross serves. As of right now all blood types are needed, especially A negative, B negative, and O negative. O negative, also known as the universal blood type, could be transfused with any of the blood types during emergency conditions.

Another way to honor our heroes this November, you can contribute to the Service to the Armed Forces. This is a program that the Red Cross offers to help support the heroes and their families by sending them resources, providing emergency communications, and supporting hospitals with outreach and veterans programs. If your interested in learning more about the Red Cross, you can visit there website at

Upcoming Blood Drives:

Barber County

Nov. 2nd from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Kiowa Community Building, 119 S Fifth St. in Kiowa, Kan.

Barton County

Nov. 12th from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker St. in Great Bend, Kan.

Nov. 12th from 2 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 110 W. Second St. in Ellinwood, Kan.

Comanche County

Nov. 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Leigon Hall, 335 N. Broadway St. in Ellinwood, Kan.

Ford County

Nov. 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dodge City Community College, 2501 N. 14th St. in Dodge City, Kan.

Nov. 13th from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, 100 Main St in Spearville, Kan.

Nov. 14th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dodge City High School, 2201 Ross Blva. in Dodge City, Kan.

Grant County

Nov. 1st from noon to 6 p.m. at Grant county Fairground, 1000W. Patterson Ave. in Ulysses, Kan.

Gray County

Nov. 1st from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at American Legion Post 269, 202 Santa Fe in Copeland, Kan.

Nov. 7th from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Ingalls High School, 100Bulldog Drive in Ingalls, Kan.

Harper County

Nov. 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaparral High School, 467 N. State Road 14 in Anthony, Kan.

Nov. 9th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Attica High School, 718 N. Main in Attica, Kan.

Haskell County

Nov. 1st from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cristian Church, 106 W. Carson in Sublette, Kan.

Meade County

Nov. 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John Forst Center, 500 in Meade, Kan.

How to Donate Blood

Just call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or you can visit to set up an appointment for more information. All blood types are greatly needed to make sure our patients have a reliable amount. We need either a blood doner card or your driver’s license or even just two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Those of you who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds or over and in generally good health will be eligible to donate blood. High School Students, others 18 years of age or younger also have to meet a required heigth and weight to be able to be a doner.


More About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a big asset to our great nation. They provide shelters, food, and that emotional support to the victims of disasters they desperatly need. Not to mention they Supply about 40 percent of our nation’s blood. They also teach the skills that could even potentially save a life. Providing the international humanitarian aid of those in need. Finally they support the Millitary members and thier families. The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that relies purely on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to carry out its mission on being the one who catches you if you fall.

For more information on the American Red Cross, visit  or join in on whats going on around you on their blog at

Heroes bleed too. Help them feel new. Give blood.