Vermont Blood Donation Opportunities Feb. 1-15, 2016

Blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross

BURLINGTON, VT (January 19, 2016) – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

Blood is needed to respond to emergencies large and small, across the country every day. For Heather Von Glahn, it was a personal emergency – her 8-year-old daughter’s leukemia diagnosis – that inspired her to make the commitment to give blood regularly. “I’ve seen blood save her life at least 10 times,” said Von Glahn. “When friends and family ask what they can do for my daughter, I tell them to donate blood. It matters so much!”

Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Addison

Vergennes

2/12/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Vergennes Community, 85 South Maple Street

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Bennington

Bennington

2/4/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Hospital Dr.

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Caledonia

Hardwick

2/2/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 206 VT Rte. 14S.

Saint Johnsbury

2/13/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Mountain Mall, 2000 Memorial Dr, Suite #14

2/9/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave

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Chittenden

Burlington

2/8/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Catholic Center at University of Vermont, Catholic Center, Red Stone Campus

2/9/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., University of Vermont Patrick Gym, 97 Spear Street

Charlotte

2/11/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Road

Colchester

2/3/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion, 3650 Roosevelt Hwy

Jericho

2/10/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Catalyst Church on Raceway, 100 Raceway Road, PO Box 116

South Burlington

2/11/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Eagles Club, 1233 Shelburne Road

2/6/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Mall, 155 Dorset Street

Williston

2/6/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lennys Shoe and Apparel, 2121 Essex Road

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Franklin

Montgomery Center

2/7/2016: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Isidores Parish Hall, Route 242

Richford

2/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Crossing Restaurant, 14 Province Street

Saint Albans

2/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street

2/15/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., 14th Star Brewing Company, 133 North Main Street

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Orleans

Newport

2/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., United Church of Newport, 63 Third St

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Rutland

Benson

2/8/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Church of Benson, 2793 Stage Road

Castleton

2/3/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive

Pittsfield

2/8/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pittsfield Town Hall, 40 Village Green

Rutland

2/10/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

2/2/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

Wallingford

2/5/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wallingford Rotary Building, 96 North Main St

West Rutland

2/8/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble Street

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Washington

Barre

2/1/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., McFarland State Office Building, 5 Perry St.

Berlin

2/13/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Road

2/15/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road

Moretown

2/4/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Moretown Elementary School, 940 Route 100B

Waitsfield

2/15/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fayston Elementary, 782 German Flats Road

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Windham

Brattleboro

2/2/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Carl M Dessaint VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Road

Putney

2/2/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Landmark College, 19 River road South

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Windsor

Bethel

2/11/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bethel White Church, 129 Church Street

Chester

2/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 67 Vt Route 103 South

Norwich

2/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main Street

Windsor

2/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Mt Ascutney Hospital, 289 County Road

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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