Be an everyday hero during Red Cross Month
Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.
Courtney Krisher will be forever grateful for the donors who helped save her brother, Lucas. The siblings, who are both members of the U.S. military, had given blood together just a few months before Lucas was in a motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital with extensive internal bleeding and received four pints of blood.
“Some people call me and my brother heroes (because of our military service), but I think the same could be said for people who give blood,” Courtney said.
The Red Cross has been meeting the needs of patients like Lucas since World War II and today partners with nearly 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers throughout the U.S.
To make an appointment to give blood and be an everyday hero, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University of Missouri Crowder Hall, 217 Crowder Hall in Columbia, Mo.
March 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 SW in Columbia, Mo.
March 5 from 2 -6 p.m. at Southern Boone County HS, 14520 Crump in Ashland, Mo.
March 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fr Tolton Catholic High School, 3351 Gans Road in Columbia, Mo.
March 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Advance Orthodontics, 2301 Chapel Plaza CT. Suite 101 in Columbia, Mo.
March 8 from 8:30 am-12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2201 W Rollins in Columbia, Mo.
March 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Quarterdeck Corporation, 2401 Lemone Industrial Drive in Columbia, Mo.
March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John C Harris Community Center, 350 Sycamore St. in Fulton, Mo.
March 14 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at South Callaway High School, 10135 State Road C in Mokane, Mo.
March 14 from 2 -6 p.m. at Bogard Community Center, 100 W. 3rd St in Bogard, Mo.
March 4 from 2 -7 p.m. at Rock Brook Church, 1715 E. 173rd St. in Belton, Mo.
March 13 from 1 -6 p.m. at Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway in Harrisonville, Mo.
March 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at State Employees, 201 W. Capitol Ave. in Jefferson City, Mo.
March 6 from 1 -6 p.m. at Helias High School, 1305 Swifts Highway in Jefferson City, Mo.
March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 501 Monroe St. in Jefferson City, Mo.
March 3 from 2 -6 p.m. at Bunceton High School, 500 E. Main St. in Bunceton, Mo.
March 12 from 2 -6 p.m. at Winston R6 School, 200 West Third St. in Winston, Mo.
March 12 from 12 -6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 404 S. 1st St. in Owensville, Mo.
March 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sherwood High School, 33300 Sherwood Dr in Creighton, Mo.
March 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fayette High School, 510 N. Cleveland in Fayette, Mo.
March 10 from 12 -5:30 p.m. at Belle High School, 504 W Third in Belle, Mo.
March 10 from 1 -6 p.m. at Iberia High School, 201 Pemberton Drive in Iberia, Mo.
March 4 from 3 -7 p.m. at Wellsville High School, 900 Burlington Road in Wellsville, Mo.
March 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Montgomery County High School, 394 N. Hwy 19 in Montgomery City, Mo.
March 3 from 1:45 -7 p.m. at Chamois High School, 614 S Poplar St. in Chamois, Mo.
March 4 from 3 -7 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center, 173 County Road 403 in Loose Creek, Mo.
March 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn State Technical College, 1 Technology Drive in Linn, Mo.
March 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn High School, 1212 E. Main St. in Linn, Mo.
March 3 from 3 -7 p.m. at Northwest High School, 16215 Hwy H in Hughesville, Mo.
March 10 from 1 -6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 149 West Church St. in Saint James, Mo.
March 4 from 3 -7 p.m. at Eolia Community Building, 105 Community Lane in Eolia, Mo.
March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Orscheln Retail Support Center, 1515 Omar Bradley Dr in Moberly, Mo.
March 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawson High School, 600 Bob Gill Drive in Lawson, Mo.
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.