It's Been A Tough Winter For Blood Donors

February 09, 2018

Submitted by Janet Jarvis

 

The Prophetstown Community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

 

Drive Details:

Site: Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3

Address: 79 Grove St., Prophetstown, IL, 61277

Room Name: Board Room

Date: Mon Feb 12, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00: PM

Coordinator Name: Janet Jarvis

Coordinator Phone Number:

Click here to make an appointment

 

The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donors to give now to help address a winter blood donation shortage caused by severe winter weather in parts of the country and widespread flu. About 600 blood drives have been forced to cancel due to winter weather in 2018, causing more than 17,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. While thousands of people have responded to the call for donations, severe winter weather in many parts of the country has prolonged the shortage. Donors in areas unaffected by the weather may be helping patients close to home or patients in areas where donors are unable to give because of severe winter weather. In addition to unfavorable weather, seasonal flu has contributed to very low turnout at many blood drives. If there is not a time slot available that works with your schedule, please contact me and I would be happy to make your appointment for you- janet.jarvis@redcross.org

 

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

 

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

 

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

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