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Dexter Church of Christ to Host Blood Drive
January 02nd 2016 by Dee Loflin
Blood Drive Dexter Church of Christ

Dexter, Missouri - As you make your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2016 consider adding blood donations.  It’s never to early to help save lives.

It’s very easy to schedule your appointment online or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or via the Blood Donor App.

The first opportunity in January to donate blood in Stoddard County will be at the Dexter Church of Christ located at 1014 North One Mile Road in Dexter.

On January 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. the American Red Cross will be available for blood donations.

According to the Tara Lincoln with the American Red Cross,  “Platelets and type AB blood are also needed.”

“Platelets are a key clotting component of blood and are often needed by cancer patients.”

FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS: How to donate blood

"The free Blood Donor App – available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 – not only makes appointment scheduling easy, but donors can also access their digital donor card and be notified when their donation is distributed to a hospital. Donors can also visitredcrossblood.orgor call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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."

"Blood donors in the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visitredcrossblood.org/RapidPassand follow the instructions on the site."

Information on how to donate blood was obtained from the American Red Cross website.  Photo credit to Dee Loflin, ShowMe Times Manager/Editor.


Last Updated on January 02nd 2016 by Dee Loflin




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Dexter, Missouri - The Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 5th from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.   The American Legion is located at 620 W. Oak Street across from West Park in Dexter.

YOU can make a critical difference this summer!
 
Donations have fallen to critically low levels and patients needing O negative, B negative and A negative blood could go without the lifesaving support they need. We need you to help prevent an emergency shortage – recruit new donors now!

We're grateful you've chosen your day to help save lives by hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross. Your effort to recruit donors is critically important, and appreciated. By offering convenient opportunities for donors to give, you can help ensure blood is available for those that need it this summer.

How to donate blood


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.



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