The American Red Cross are urging eligible donors to give blood
The American Red Cross initiative aims to increase blood availability for patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusions for donors who are Black may provide best outcomes for patients
To help tackle the need for blood in September – Sickle Cell Awareness Month − all donors who come to give with the Red Cross Sept. 13-30 will receive a limited-edition football-themed T-shirt, while supplies last.
As Fall Approaches, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help end the ongoing critical need for blood and kick off the season with a blood donation. The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure lifesaving transfusions are on the sidelines for those who rely on them.
Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions-including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive.
If you are feeling well, please make an appointment to give by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-Red Cross ( 1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo Device.
Don’t miss your next chance to give!
There are currently no blood drives scheduled in your County. Please check back soon for your next chance to give!
The following sponsors encourage you to do your part to help save a life…Give Blood!
Gilleland and McElwain in New Cambria, Hutton & McElwain in Macon, and Greening Eagan Hays Funeral Home in Shelbina, Shelbyville, and Clarence
Horizon Credit Union of Macon
Bank of New Cambria in New Cambria and Bevier
Macon Electric Cooperative
Mr. Wrench’s Marine Repair and Trading Post of Bevier
Grimshaw and Associates LLC of Macon
H & R Block of Macon and Shelbina
World Finance Loan and Tax Service of Macon
Shoemaker RV Park of Bevier
Allspach Custom Dozing & Trucking of Bevier
ConAgra Brands, local producer of Banquet Frozen Foods
Rural Advocates for Independent Living
McCoy’s Upholstery of Macon
Modern Cleaners of Macon
Ryan Robuck, your State Farm Agent of Macon
Old Highway 63 Garage of La Plata
Still Towing of Macon
Glenn’s Garage Doors, LLC of Moberly