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Donate blood during Red Cross Month

Published: March 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, which is Red Cross Month.

With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards. Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass before coming to their appointments.

"I've always thought it was the right thing to do, to donate when it was convenient for me," said Lance Ford. "But after my triplets were born premature and needed transfusions in the neonatal intensive care unit, I decided that it was more important to seek out opportunities to donate, rather than just waiting until it was convenient to me. The Red Cross apps and notifications make it very easy to find a location near you, and they are so courteous, respectful and efficient. There is really no excuse not to donate. It's such a small thing that makes such a big difference!"

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943 in celebration of the Red Cross volunteers who help those in need by giving their time, money or blood. Join their ranks by making an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Macedonia

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March 23 -- 1 to 6 p.m., Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 9080 Shepard Road

March 30 -- 1 to 7 p.m., Macedonia Family Recreation Center, 1494 East Aurora Road

Twinsburg

March 21 -- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 8971 Wilcox Drive


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