Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations for Holiday Drought

The American Red Cross is reminding residents that just because the holiday season means Christmas parties, family gatherings, and sometimes a slower pace at work, the need for blood donations doesn’t slow down.

Over one million units of blood will be transfused in the U.S. between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the local Red Cross is in need of donations to offset a traditional dip in donations from regular donors.

All blood types are needed, but a special call is being put out for type O.

The Red Cross is thanking those who take time to give before December 18 by giving them a $5 Amazon gift card via mail.

Here are opportunities to donate between now and the end of the year:

Republic:

  • 12/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Walmart, 1150 US Highway 60 East

Springfield:

  • 12/2/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/3/2019: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/6/2019: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/7/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/8/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/9/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/10/2019: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/13/2019: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/14/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/15/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/16/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/20/2019: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/21/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/22/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/23/2019: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Overhead Doors, 707 North Grant Avenue
  • 12/23/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Maples Health & Rehabilitation, 610 West Sunset
  • 12/23/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/27/2019: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/29/2019: 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/30/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
  • 12/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Springfield Blood Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Ste B
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