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American Red Cross: Blood Donation Opportunities

December 16 - January 07
12:00 pm - 06:00 pm

The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.

Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “I truly owe my life to blood donors,” she said. “Even the skilled hands of my surgeons could not have saved me without the blood.” Because of blood and platelet donors, Wissen will celebrate the holidays with her three children and husband.

In December, donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady. During the holiday season, set aside an hour to give the most important gift – give blood and give more life. To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting our website or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 16-31

Oregon blood drives

Umatilla
Hermiston
12/18/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th
12/22/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Stafford Hansell Government Center, 915SE Columbia Dr
12/28/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Club 24 Hermiston, 832 S Hwy 395
12/28/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W Hermiston Avenue

Pendleton
12/18/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Anthony Hospital, 2801 St Anthony Way
12/19/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Club 24, 1845 SW Westgate

Umatilla
12/29/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., City of Umatilla, 700 6th Street

Washington blood drives

Benton

Richland
12/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
12/19/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
12/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
12/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
12/28/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
12/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way

Chelan

Chelan
12/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church Chelan, 206 North Emerson

Wenatchee

12/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Avenue
12/19/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Avenue

Columbia

Dayton
12/15/2017: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., St Josephs Parish, 112 S 1st Street

Douglas
East Wenatchee 12/18/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315-8th NE

Waterville

12/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., North Central Washington District Fair, 601 North Monroe

Grant

Beverly
12/19/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hydro Engineer Building, 14352 Hwy 243 South

Ephrata
12/27/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin Street SW

Quincy
12/26/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center, 115 F Street SW

Walla Walla

Walla Walla
12/21/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Marcus Whitman, 6 W Rose St.

Yakima

Grandview
12/27/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way

Sunnyside
12/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church Sunnyside, 9th and Edison

Yakima
12/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
12/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
12/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
12/26/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
12/27/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
12/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
12/29/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Astria Regional Medical Centers, 110 S. 9th Avenue

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, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American