Give blood and help save lives this spring

Published 5:57 pm Monday, April 10, 2017

Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. .

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, up to six times a year, and Power Red donations may be made every 112 days, up to three times per year.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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– article submitted by Maya Franklin

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Columbus:

April 20, 2-6:30 p.m., Polk County American Red Cross Chapter, 231 Ward Street

April 27, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Polk County High School, 1681 Hwy. 108 East