Red Cross Calls For Healthy Donors

As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. One way to maintain health is to get a flu vaccine each fall. There is no waiting period to give blood after receiving a flu shot as long as the donor is symptom-free and fever-free. Stay healthy this flu season and make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed this fall after hurricanes Michael and Florence forced the cancellation of about 200 blood drives, causing approximately 7,000 units of blood and platelets to go uncollected. – Upcoming St. Clair County Blood Drives:

  • Saint Clair – 11/1/2018: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., St. Clair High School, 2200 Clinton
  • Marine City – 11/4/2018: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Holy Cross, 618 South Water Street
  • Marysville – 11/7/2018: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Marysville High School, 555 East Huron
  • East China – 11/8/2018: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., River District Hospital, 4100 River Road
  • Yale – 11/8/2018: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Yale High School, 247 School Drive
  • Port Huron – 11/14/2018: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., McLaren Port Huron, 1221 Pine Grove Avenue