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Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

Johnson City Press • Aug 8, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Before summer comes to a close, the American Red Cross is urging residents to donate blood and platelets to help end an emergency blood shortage that began last month. 

According to a news release, Red Cross officials said a critical need for donations remains as many regular donors delay donations to take summer vacations and prepare for the school year, which began this week in Washington County Schools and Johnson City Schools. 

To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O. 

In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all who donate blood or platelets July 30 through Aug. 30, will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email.

You can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 16 weeks.

Upcoming donation opportunities: 

Johnson City

• Aug. 16 – 11:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m., University School, Martha Culp Avenue.

• Aug. 21 –  2:30 -7 p.m., Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Drive, No. 100.

• Aug. 22 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Drive, No. 100.

• Aug. 28 –  2:30-7 p.m., Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Drive, No. 100.

• Aug. 29 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Drive, No. 100.

Telford

• Aug. 19: Noon-4:30 p.m., Grace Brethren Church, 3337 U.S. Highway 11E.

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