January 27, 2011
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Finley Recreation Center
Severe winter weather throughout much of the United States has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations since January 1. There is a critical need for donors now. In fact, someone is counting on you at this very moment.
All blood types are needed, but type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage.
The Red Cross urges all eligible donors in unaffected areas to make an appointment to give blood or platelets in the coming days, and those in affected areas to donate as soon as travel is safe. Donations will help replenish the blood supply to ensure that blood continues to be available for patients with serious medical needs.