Blood drives scheduled

Published 9:00 am Sunday, March 13, 2016

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood, according to a press release.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

For more than 30 years, blood donor Sherri Kay has been helping the Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission.

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“Knowing that I help to save lives and make a difference through the Red Cross is one of the most significant things that I do,” she said.

Heroes of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply this spring. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients.

To make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Blood drives are scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. March 21 at Northbridge Mall and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at Glenville-Emmons High School.