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(Press Release from the American Red Cross)

Though this summer may feel different than summers past, one thing remains constant, “The need for blood donations to help save lives.” The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to give blood to restock the shelves for patients battling disease and facing the unexpected.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country have stepped up to help by giving blood with the Red Cross. Blood donations from healthy individuals are just as essential now to meet patient needs, and those who gave this spring may be eligible to help again.

When you donate, you’re giving patients and their families a chance for more memories. There are several upcoming blood drive opportunities on August 18 through August 20, 2020.   “We’re all in this together.”

Blood Drive Locations: 

  • City of Show Low, hosted by Civil Air Patrol Squadron 210, at the City Campus Gym (620 E. McNeil, Show Low, AZ)
    • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
  • Town of Springerville, hosted by Civil Air Patrol, at the meeting room (418 E. Main St., Springerville, AZ)
    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from noon to 5:00 p.m. 

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance. 

For more information or to make an appointment, please visit www.redcross.org.