Blood Supply Rebounding, More Donors Still Needed
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The American Red Cross is encouraged by a boost in donations since the organization issued an emergency appeal for blood donors. However, additional donations are needed to ensure an adequate supply is available through the end of the summer.
“We are humbled by the generosity of the many blood donors in our community who responded to the appeal, helping to save lives,” said Tim Ryerson CEO of the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross is so appreciative for each and every selfless act of giving. Our blood donors truly do this out of the goodness of their hearts.”
Across the country, nearly 15,000 donations have been given above expectations since the Red Cross first issued its appeal, cutting the blood donation deficit by approximately 30 percent to date. To maintain momentum, the organization encourages anyone who has not yet given blood this summer to schedule an appointment and bring just two friends or family members along with them.
As a special incentive to our donors, The American Red Cross is offering a Super Summer Save campaign through the end of September. During the campaign, all presenting blood and platelet donors will be entered in a drawing to win a $3,000 American Express gift card usable toward gas, rent, bills or even just your favorite summer splurge.
Please make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation
Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities in McCracken County:
8/19 8:00 am - noon St. John's Catholic Church 6705 Old Highway 45
8/20 12:30 - 6:30 pm Lone Oak First Baptist Church 3601 Lone Oak Road
8/21 12:00 - 4:00 pm Outback Steakhouse 3995 Hinkleville Road
8/21 12:00 - 5:00 pm Kentucky Oaks Mall 5101 Hinkleville Rd.
8/22 2:00 - 6:00 pm Central Church of Christ 2201 Washington St
8/24 1:00 - 5:00 pm Kiddie Kottage 1915 Husbands Rd.
8/26 1:00 - 5:00 pm Mt. Zion Baptist Church 9701 Blandville Road