Upcoming Blood Drive in Girard:
With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule an appointment to donate blood on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 106 S. Western, Girard, KS., to help save lives. They can also access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards through the app.
Donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate blood. Whether blood is needed for a chronic condition, such as sickle cell disease, a surgical procedure or a large-scale emergency, it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives.
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.