ST. LOUIS — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in patients’ lives.
The Red Cross salutes the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and encourages others to join their ranks as volunteer blood donors. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.
Donors of all blood types — especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative — are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at www.redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Blood donation opportunities
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, Wellspring Resources, 2615 Edwards St., Alton
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, Alton Square Mall, 200 Alton Square, Alton
- 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, Bethalto United Methodist Church, 240 E Sherman St., Bethalto
- 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road, Granite City
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Wood River VFW 2859, 231 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, Worden Fire Department, 127 W. Wall St., Worden