Red Cross needs blood |

Red Cross needs blood

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed now to help maintain a stable blood supply.

Blood donation appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores.

Donors may also visit or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to learn more about the donation process and to make an appointment.

How to donate blood: Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Park City

Saturday, Oct. 18: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mountain Life Church, 7375 Silver Creek Road

Tuesday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., PC MARC, 1200 Little Kate Road

Wednesday, Oct. 29: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Park City Community Church, 4501 S.R. 224

Friday, Oct. 31: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Montage, 9100 Marsac Avenue

Heber City

Friday, Nov. 14: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Heber City Utah Stake Ward House, 176 West 500 South

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