Mark calendars for July 10 Bloodmobile in Imperial
The American Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give.
Donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.
Imperial will host a summer Bloodmobile on Thursday, July 10, at the Imperial Bible Church.
Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with either Rh positive or negative blood. These blood types are the most in demand and the first to run out if there is a shortage.
The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
Here are other area sites for upcoming Bloodmobiles:
Hayes Center—June 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at Agricultural Building, Morton and Hayes.
Benkelman—July 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4-H Exhibit Building, 70495 Ave. 338.
Grant—July 8 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Hall, 617 W. Fourth.
Elsie—July 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Methodist Church, 404 Madrid St.