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:
4/28/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Civic Center, 115 N. Macoupin
4/18/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shipman Community Center, Keating and Front St.
4/27/2016: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., SIUE-Dental Building 280 Center for Professional Advancement, 2800 College Ave
4/19/2016: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1 Columbus Plaza
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.