Spring into action: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
Make an appointment now to help save lives during National Volunteer Month
COLUMBIA, MO (April 8, 2024) — During National Volunteer Month in April, the American
Red Cross asks donors to help protect the blood supply by making and keeping blood or
platelet donation appointments in the weeks ahead. Donors of all blood types – especially
type O blood donors and those giving platelets – are needed now to keep the blood supply
strong enough to support critical patient care this spring.
The Red Cross depends on thousands of volunteer blood donors to collect about 12,000 blood
donations every single day. With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer
donors are essential in transfusion care. Blood drives and donation centers also depend on the
generosity and valuable time of those who make it possible for the Red Cross to help people in
Spring into action – book a time to give lifesaving blood or platelets now by visiting
RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor
App. Those who come to give April 8-28, 2024, will receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of
choice, plus be automatically entered to win a $7,000 gift card. There will be two lucky winners.
See RedCrossBlood.org/Spring for details.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities April 8-28

Don’t miss your next chance to give!

4/3/2024: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Missouri Valley College Malcolm Center, 500 E. College

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

City of Slater

Marshall Diesel

Slater General Store