Give Blood with the Red Cross

As we welcome spring, the American Red Cross urges donors to step forward and give blood to bolster the national blood supply. People of all blood types, especially those with type O, play a vital role in meeting the ongoing demand for lifesaving transfusions.

Red Cross Month: March

During Red Cross Month, the organization celebrates the invaluable contributions of volunteers and blood/platelet donors who ensure that individuals in need receive crucial relief and care.

How to Donate:

To schedule a donation appointment:

  • Visit
  • Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS

Special Incentives:

As a token of gratitude, all donors who give by March 24 will receive a $10 e-gift card to a pet supply merchant of choice. Plus, they’ll have the chance to win one of five $3,000 gift cards. Visit for details.

From March 25 to April 7, donors will receive an exclusive Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:


  • March 27: 12 pm – 4 pm, Salem United Methodist Church, 1321 Salem Church Road
  • March 28: 9 am – 1 pm, Dutch Fork High School- Spring Drive, 1400 Old Tamah Road

How to Prepare for Donation:

  • Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App
  • Visit
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS
  • Use the Blood Donor Skill on Alexa Echo devices

Remember, all blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients in need. Eligible individuals must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.

Save time at your next donation by completing the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire with RapidPass online.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Consider becoming a volunteer blood donor ambassador or transportation specialist to support the Red Cross’s lifesaving mission. Visit for more information and to apply.

Your donation and support can make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to saving lives.