Red Cross Blood Drive In Cozad Set For January 24th
Looking for a way to give back to the community but don’t have a lot of time to volunteer? The American Red Cross reminds people that in only about an hour, those eligible can help save lives by donating blood and feel instant gratification.
“A decline in the blood supply after the winter holidays is not uncommon, but it can be replenished when generous volunteers roll up their sleeves to help save lives,” said Katie Marshall, external communications manager for the Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region. “Every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs blood.”
As Americans become increasingly mobile, donors can feel good knowing that by donating blood through the Red Cross, they may be helping not only family and friends in their community, but also patients in need across the country.
Cozad Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 24th, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 613 West 13th Street. To make an appointment, please call or text Amanda at 308-660-6709.
Donors are encouraged to use our new online health history service ‘Rapid Pass’. It allows donors to complete their health history questions in the privacy of their home or office the day of the blood drive, saving them about 15 minutes of time at the blood drive. It is accessible at www.redcrossblood .org/rapidpass.
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, 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.