Red Cross urges donors to help replenish blood supply this winter.

BURLINGTON, VT (Jan. 22, 2018) — The American Red Cross continues to have a winter blood donation shortage after severe winter weather in many parts of the country has now forced more than 500 blood drives to cancel, already causing about 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected through last week. Blood and platelet donors are urgently needed to give now to help restock the shelves.

 

Donors of all blood types are essential to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors are unable to give due to inclement weather. Every day, no matter the weather, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations to meet the needs of patients like Finnegan “Finn” Olson.

 

Last January, Finn was born with a rare heart condition. He required multiple transfusions before, during and after heart transplant surgery last summer. Transfusions had an almost immediate effect on his personality and skin’s appearance. “Each time Finn received a transfusion, you could see him pink up right away and have significantly more energy,” said his mother, Ali Olson. “We credit blood donation with making Finn stronger and helping keep him alive long enough to receive a new heart. Finn is living proof that blood helps save lives.”

 

Blood donors, especially those with types O negative, B negative and AB blood, and platelet donors are needed now and throughout the winter months to ensure blood products are readily available for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

BELOW ARE THE LOCATIONS AND TIMES FOR VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE RESPECTIVELY:

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 – VERMONT

 

Addison

 

Vergennes

2/9/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Vergennes Community, 85 South Maple Street

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Bennington

 

Bennington

2/1/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Hospital Dr.

2/2/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bennington Health and Rehab, 2 Blackberry Lane

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Caledonia

 

Hardwick

1/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 206 VT Rte. 14S.

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Chittenden

 

Burlington

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dealer.com, 1 Howard St

2/2/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue

2/6/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., University of Vermont Patrick Gym, 97 Spear Street

2/6/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Vermont Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street

 

Charlotte

2/8/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Road

 

Colchester

1/25/2018: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Albany College of Pharmacy, 261 Mountain View Drive

1/25/2018: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saint Michaels College Dion Student Center, Winooski Park

 

Essex

1/27/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

2/10/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

 

Essex Junction

1/31/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Albert D Lawton School, 104 Maple Street

 

Jericho

2/7/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Catalyst Church on Raceway, 100 Raceway Road, PO Box 116

 

South Burlington

1/23/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John Vianney Parish Hall, St John Vianney Parish Hall, 160 Hinesburg Road

2/10/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Mall, 155 Dorset Street

 

Williston

2/5/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Vermont Technical College-Donor Coach, 201 Lawrence Place

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., CSWD, 1021 Redmond Road

 

Winooski

1/24/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., My Web Grocer, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way

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Franklin

 

Enosburg Falls

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Enosburg American Legion, 108 Depot Street

 

Montgomery Center

2/4/2018: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Isidores Parish Hall, Route 242

 

Saint Albans

1/24/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield Street

1/29/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street

2/12/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., 14th Star Brewing Company, 133 North Main Street

2/5/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 100 Parah Drive

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Lamoille

 

Morrisville

1/26/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Lamoille County Meals on Wheels, 24 Upper Main St

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Orange

 

Bradford

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bradford Congregational Church, 245  N Main Street

 

Randolph Center

2/1/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin Dr

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Orleans

 

Newport

2/6/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., American Legion, American Legion Post 21, 35 Veterans Ave

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Rutland

 

Benson

2/5/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Church of Benson, 2793 Stage Road

 

Brandon

2/14/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brandon Medical Center, 420 Grove Street

 

Castleton

1/31/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive

 

Poultney

1/26/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Poultney High School, 154 East Main St.

1/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Green Mountain College, 1 College Circle

 

Rutland

1/22/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street

1/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

2/13/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., US Army Reserve Building, 2143 Post Road

 

West Rutland

2/8/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble Street

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Washington

 

Barre

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., McFarland State Office Building, 5 Perry St.

 

Berlin

1/22/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road

2/3/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Road

 

Montpelier

1/31/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive

2/2/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St

 

Northfield

2/15/2018: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive

 

Waitsfield

2/13/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Fayston Elementary, 782 German Flats Road

 

Waterbury

1/27/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Waterbury Municipal Building, 28 North. Main Street

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Windham

 

Bellows Falls

1/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bellows Falls Community, 8 School Street

 

Brattleboro

2/13/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 54 Chickering Drive, Unit 1

 

Putney

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Landmark College, 19 River road South

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Windsor

 

Bethel

1/26/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bethel White Church, 129 Church Street

 

Ludlow

1/22/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ludlow Community Center, 37 Main Street

 

Norwich

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main Street

 

South Royalton

1/29/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street

 

Springfield

2/14/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Springfield Elks, 49 Park St

 

Windsor

2/5/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Legion, 4 Court Street

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 – NEW HAMPSHIRE

Belknap

 

Belmont

1/23/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 96 Main Street

 

Center Harbor

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main Street

 

Laconia

1/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., AmeriGas District Office, 1150 Union Ave.

2/1/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sacred Heart Hall-Laconia, 31 Gilford Avenue

2/1/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Lakes Region General Hospital, 80 Highland Street

 

Meredith

2/10/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Meredith Community Center, 400 Daniel Webster Hwy, Rt 3

 

Tilton

2/3/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

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Carroll

 

Conway

2/1/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Granite State College, 53 Technology Ln

 

North Conway

1/29/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Out Patient Physical Therapy Building, 3073 White Mountain Highway

 

Tamworth

2/13/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tamworth Town House, 27 Cleveland Hill Rd.

 

Wolfeboro

2/7/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N Main Street, P O Box 1270

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Cheshire

 

Keene

1/29/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Kingsbury Pavilion, 580 Court Street

2/13/2018: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

2/14/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Keene State College-Student Union Building, 229 Main Street

2/15/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., The Keene Senior Center, 70 Court Street

2/5/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street

 

Winchester

1/27/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Auxillary, 5 South Main street

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Coos

 

Berlin

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Berlin VFW, 1107 Main St

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Grafton

 

Bristol

1/23/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Chapel, 2 West Shore Road, West Shore Road and NH 3A

2/1/2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Freudenberg-NOK, 450 Pleasant Street/Route 104, P.O. Box B

 

Hanover

2/1/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon Street

2/6/2018: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hopkins Center, 2 E Wheelock St

2/7/2018: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hopkins Center, 2 E Wheelock St

 

Lebanon

1/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

1/31/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 10 Morgan drive

2/14/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

 

Lincoln

1/26/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 25 Church Street

 

Lyme

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lyme Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Rd

 

Plymouth

1/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Common Man Inn, 231 Main Street

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, Route 25, Hatch Plaza

2/2/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, Route 25, Hatch Plaza

2/7/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Plymouth United Methodist Church, 334 Fairground Road

 

Woodsville

1/22/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cottage Hospital, 90 Swiftwater Road

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Hillsborough

 

Amherst

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3 Craftsman Lane

 

Bedford

1/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Pegasystems Inc, 8 Commerce Drive, #302

1/31/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Manchester Christian Church, 56 Old Bedford Road

 

Goffstown

1/23/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anselm College Carr Center, 87 St. Anselm Drive

 

Hillsborough

1/22/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 538 West Main Street

 

Manchester

1/24/2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Elliot Hospital, One Elliot Way

2/14/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., University of New Hampshire, 88 Commercial Street

 

Merrimack

1/29/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, 717 NH 101-A

2/1/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road

2/13/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive

2/6/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

 

Milford

2/8/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way

 

Nashua

1/23/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1

1/29/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 2300 Southwood Drive

1/29/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Greenbriar Terrace, 55 Harris Road

2/1/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1

2/10/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St John XXIII, 121 Allds Street

2/15/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1

 

Pelham

1/25/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion Post 100, 32 Windham Road

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road

 

Peterborough

1/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road

2/2/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord Street

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Merrimack

 

Andover

2/8/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Proctor Academy, 204 Main Street, P. O. Box 500

 

Bow

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street

 

Chichester

2/2/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Chichester Volunteer Fire Department, 22 Main Street

 

Concord

1/24/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Road

2/12/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 80 Clinton Street

2/2/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Blazing Star Eureka Lodge, 53 Iron Works Road

2/2/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Banks Chevrolet, 137 Manchester St.

2/5/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Bektash Shriners, 189 Pembroke Road

2/5/2018: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., NHTI, Goldie Crocker Wellness Center, 31 College Drive

 

Contoocook

1/22/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive

 

Epsom

1/26/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Epsom Library, 1606 Dover Road

2/8/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Epsom Central School, 282 Black Hall Road

 

Franklin

1/31/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bessie C. Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive

 

Pembroke

1/30/2018: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Pembroke Academy, 209 Academy Road

 

Pembroke

2/2/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Next Level Church, 79 Sheep Davis Road

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Rockingham

 

Atkinson

2/3/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Buzz Durkin’s Karate School, 2 Commerce Dr

 

Epping

1/31/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walmart – Epping, 35 Fresh River Road

2/12/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 51-Epping, 232 Calef Highway

 

Exeter

1/22/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Access Sports Medicine, 1 Hampton Rd.

 

Fremont

1/24/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fremont Public Library, 7 Jackie Bernier Drive

 

Kingston

1/22/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Lane

 

Londonderry

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Londonderry Lions, 256 Mammoth Rd.

2/10/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 1 South Road

2/13/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road

 

Newington

1/25/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive

 

Newmarket

2/2/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saint Mary’s Parish, 182 South Main Street

 

North Hampton

2/9/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, 295 Atlantic Ave.

 

Portsmouth

1/23/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Keller Williams Coastal Realty, Keller Williams Costal Realty, 750 Lafayette Rd

2/15/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Best Western Plus Wynwood Hotel & Suites, 580 US Hwy 1 Bypass

2/8/2018: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market Street

2/9/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Station 2, 3010 Lafayette Road

 

Rye

1/31/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Rd.

 

Salem

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Granite State Arts Academy, 19 Keewaydin Drive

2/3/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Salem Athletic Club-Salem, 16 Manor Pkwy

 

Seabrook

1/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sam’s Club Seabrook, 11 Batcheldor Road

2/12/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Church Parish House, 29 Main Street

 

Windham

1/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Rd.

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Strafford

 

Dover

1/25/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bill Dube Ford/Toyota, 40 Dover Point Road

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Avenue

1/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dover Moose Hall, 45 Chestnut Street

2/2/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 93 Locust Street

 

Durham

2/5/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

2/6/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

2/7/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

2/8/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

 

Farmington

1/25/2018: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Henry Wilson Memorial School, 51 School Drive

 

Rochester

2/13/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post #7, 94 Eastern Avenue

2/13/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Colonial Hill-Rochester, 62 Rochester Hill Road

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Rochester Knights of Columbus, 250 Columbus Avenue

 

Somersworth

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 45 Washington St

1/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Midway Buick GMC, 120 Route 108

2/6/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Next Level Church, 436 Route 108

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Sullivan

 

Charlestown

2/9/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Charlestown VFW Post 8497, 365 Lovers Lane Road

 

Claremont

1/24/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm Street

1/29/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Common Man, 21 Water Street

1/29/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive

 

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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

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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