The American Red Cross says blood and platelet donations are needed heading into the spring. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O, A negative and B negative. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, up to six times a year, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year..

Communications Manager for the American Red Cross Dan Fox tells The Big Z one single blood donations can help multiple patients.

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Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, up to six times a year, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year.  Donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by going to www.redcrossblood.org

Coming Blood Drives:

Macoupin

 

Gillespie

4/28/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Civic Center, 115 N. Macoupin

 

Shipman

4/18/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shipman Community Center, Keating and Front St.

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Madison

 

Alton

4/27/2016: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., SIUE-Dental Building 280 Center for Professional Advancement, 2800 College Ave

 

Collinsville

4/19/2016: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1 Columbus Plaza

 

Edwardsville

4/21/2016: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., GC Cuisine and Crystal Gardens, 1230 University Drive

4/25/2016: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas

4/26/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 Water St.

4/28/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Culvers, 6724 Old Troy Road

 

Godfrey

4/27/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road

 

Highland

4/18/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Hall, 1900 VFW Lane

 

Maryville

4/20/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Ameren Illinois, 2600 N. Center St.

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