Vermont Blood Donation Opportunities Mar. 16-31, 2016

Be a hero and donate blood during Red Cross Month

BURLINGTON, VT (Feb. 29, 2016) – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

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. “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.

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

Bristol

3/25/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mountain Health Center, 61 Pine Street

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Bennington

Bennington

3/31/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Hospital Drive

Manchester Center

3/19/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street

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Caledonia

Lyndonville

3/29/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Lyndon State College Rita Bole Gym, 1001 College Road

Saint Johnsbury

3/18/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue

3/30/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saint Johnsbury Moose Lodge, 2388 Portland Street (Rt 2 E)

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Chittenden

Burlington

3/16/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., University of Vermont Patrick Gym, 97 Spear Street

3/21/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Burlington High School, Institute Road

3/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Edmunds Middle School, 275 Main Street

3/26/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Burlington Town Center, Burlington Town Center, Upper Level between Spencer’s & Famous Footwear

Essex

3/20/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

Essex Junction

3/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Regal Gymnastics, 2 Corporate Drive

Williston

3/26/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Williston Central School, 195 Central School Drive

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Franklin

Enosburg Falls

3/31/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Enosburg High School, Dickinson Avenue

Swanton

3/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Missisquoi Valley Union High School, 100 Thunderbird Drive

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Lamoille

Johnson

3/17/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Johnson State College, 337 College Hill

Morrisville

3/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., VFW, 28 Pleasant Street

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Orleans

Newport

3/28/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., American Legion, 35 Veterans Avenue

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Rutland

Pittsford

3/17/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 2190 Route 7

Rutland

3/19/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

3/22/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Drive

3/24/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road

3/30/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Green Mountain Power, 2152 Post Road

West Rutland

3/30/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble Street

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Washington

Barre

3/29/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Spaulding High School, 155 Ayers Street

Berlin

3/27/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Road

Montpelier

3/28/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Stone Environmental, 535 Stone Cutters Way

3/31/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 792, 792 Pioneer Street

Waitsfield

3/22/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Waitsfield Telecom Garage, 3898 Main Street

Waterbury

3/18/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Legion, 16 Stowe Street

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Windham

Bellows Falls

3/24/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bellows Falls Community, 8 School Street

Brattleboro

3/19/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clear Choice MD, 1154 Putney Road

Putney

3/31/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Landmark College, 19 River Road South

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Windsor

Chester

3/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 67 Vt Route 103 South

Windsor

3/24/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Windsor High School, 127 State Street

Woodstock

3/18/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Woodstock High School, Route 4

 

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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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