Blood donors critically needed in July

Donors can help hospitals stay prepared to weather challenges this summer

COLUMBIA, MO (July 8, 2024) — This July, the American Red Cross continues to stress that
blood donors are critically needed right now to support lifesaving transfusions this summer.
Donors of all blood types are in demand, especially those with type O blood.

Every donation counts in the mission to keep blood products stocked for patients, including
those facing life-threatening situations. More than a quarter of all blood products each year are
used in critical care and emergency room cases, highlighting the importance of generous blood
donors. Be a force for good. Book a time to give blood by visiting,
calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

The Red Cross has teamed up with Universal Pictures for the theatrical release of TWISTERS
to help avoid a summer blood shortage. All who come to give blood or platelets July 1-31 will
get a Fandango Movie Ticket* by email. Plus, those who come to give by July 14 will also
receive a one-of-a-kind TWISTERS and Red Cross umbrella, while supplies last. BONUS:
Those who come to give blood in July will also automatically be entered for a chance to win a
2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn ® . See for full details.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 8-31

Don’t miss your next chance to give!


7/16/2024: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Missouri Employers Mutual, 101 N Keene
7/19/2024: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbia Public Library, 100 West Broadway
7/19/2024: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Dr
7/24/2024: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boone County Bank, 720 E Broadway
7/26/2024: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, #1 Hospital Drive
7/26/2024: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Dr
7/28/2024: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave.

The following sponsors encourage you to do your part to help save a life…Give Blood!

Economy Metals of Centralia

Carr-Yager Funeral Home of Fayette, Bach Yager Funeral Chapel of Columbia, and Markland-Yager Funeral Home of New Franklin

Pomp’s Tire Service of Columbia and Jefferson City

Phoenix Homecare & Hospice of Jefferson City, Columbia, and Sedalia

Boone County Fire Protection District of Columbia

Glenn’s Garage Doors LLC of Moberly

I-70 Towing & Recovery of Columbia

Heritage Hall

World Finance Loans by with a location near you

Hillcrest Assisted Living of Columbia