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Governor Little declares September 5th as Idaho Blood Donation Day

Posted: 6:45 AM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 09:04:16-04

BOISE, Idaho — In response to the blood shortage crisis, governors across the United States have honored the request of the American Red Cross, Vitalant, Dr. Daliah Wachs, syndicated radio personality, and blood banks across the country to proclaim a state Blood Donation Day.

Idaho Blood Donation Day will be Thursday, September 5. National Blood Donation Week is September 2 - September 9.

States with Blood Donation Days (with more coming next week) include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Arizona has proclaimed September 2-9 Arizona Blood Donation Week.

To find a place to donate blood or host a blood drive, visit the Red Cross or Vitalant .