Red Cross plans summer events

There’s plenty of fun to map out this summer. The Red Cross encourages donors to join Camp Do Good and make a blood or platelet donation part of their summer bucket list this July.
Patients are counting on the generosity of blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July, which is a challenging holiday to collect enough blood products for those in need.
All who come to give June 30-July 10 will receive an exclusive Red Cross recycled tote bag, while supplies last.
Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.
During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.
Save time with RapidPass. Complete your pre-donation reading and health history at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or with the Blood Donor App before your appointment. Eligibility questions? Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
Encourage friends and family to give at your drive. Visit our Blood Drive Management Portal at rcblood.org/portal to find tools for a successful blood drive as well as additional social content.
Help ensure blood is available to those with sickle cell disease when they need it. Blood donations from individuals who are black are urgently needed to help meet the needs of patients with sickle cell disease. Find more information at RedCrossBlood.org/OurBlood.
Send appointment reminders to scheduled donors. If donors cannot keep their appointments, encourage them to download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to find another donation opportunity.

Author: Stephan Drew

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