The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.
Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month — a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission.
It doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities, or creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive online at www.redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp and asking others to make a lifesaving donation.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
- 2:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 18, Knights of Columbus 460, 405 East Fourth St
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26, CNB Bank & Trust, 200 E. Homer Adams Parkway
- 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 25, Bethalto Senior Citizens Center, 100 E Central St.
- 9 a.m. to noon March 18, Illinois State Police Department, 1100 East Port Plaza
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 30, Collinsville Memorial Public Library, 408 West Main
- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 16, Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19, Gateway Regional Medical Center, 2100 Madison Ave.
- 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 16, Hamel Community Building, 10 Park Ave.
- 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 23, Korte Recreation Center, 1 Nagel Dr.
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21, Rox Arena, No. 2 Park Drive