Mar 26, 2021 12:52 AM

American Red Cross announces upcoming blood drives in county

Posted Mar 26, 2021 12:52 AM

A number of American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled for multiple locations in Saline County over the next few weeks.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, from accident victims to children battling cancer to mothers giving birth, according to information from the Red Cross. Healthy volunteer donors are the key to helping save lives. Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for a pandemic.

As of now, the Red Cross will continue to test for COVID antibodies through May 2021. Additionally, the Red Cross staff continues to follow the strictest of CDC and FDA safety guidelines to keep donors, volunteers, and staff safe!

Persons wishing to donate blood are encouraged to make appointments. The Red Cross makes it easy with the following options.

●Download and use the Blood Donor app

●Go to RedCrossBlood.org

●Call 1-800-733-2767

Following are the upcoming blood drives scheduled for Saline County.

The Temple
336 S. Santa Fe
Tuesday, noon-6 p.m.

YMCA of Salina
578 YMCA Drive
**April 2, 12:30-6 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
122 N. Eighth Street
**April 5, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Call Rhonda Bird 785-825-0228

Fraternal Order of Eagles Club
146 N. Seventh Street
**April 8, noon-6 p.m.

Jeff Wells American Family Insurance
1000 Elmhurst Boulevard
**April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Call Emily 785-827-9339

Assaria Lutheran Church
124 W. First Street
**April 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
845 S. Ohio Street
**April 19, noon-6 p.m.

Long McArthur Ford
3450 S. Ninth Street
**April 21, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Call Teri 316-558-7351

** Give blood April 1-30, 2021, and receive automatic entry for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of your choice. PLUS, those who come to give blood April 1-15, 2021, will also receive automatic entry for a chance to win a trip for four to the 2022 Indy 500® in Indianapolis, Ind. Terms and conditions apply.