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Red Cross hosting blood donation opportunities for National Volunteer Month

Red Cross teaming up with HBO for blood drives
Posted: 5:46 AM, Apr 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 07:46:51-04
Got blood? The American Red Cross needs donors because of a shortfall after the holidays

BOISE, Ida. — April is National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross is teaming up with HBO's Game of Thrones to celebrate and encourage blood donations!

Eligible donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring. Nearly half of the public knows someone who has been helped by a blood transfusion. For many volunteer blood donors, that personal connection serves as inspiration to give.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and the Red Cross salutes the volunteer blood and platelet donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission. While donors of all blood types are needed, the Red Cross currently has a severe shortage of type O blood donations and urges type O donors to give now.

HBO is teaming up with the Red Cross to support donations while celebrating the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones. Fans and donors who show their bravery and valor by bleeding #ForTheThrone through April 30th. Those who donate will be automatically entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from the show. Terms and conditions can be viewed here . All presenting donors April 11th through 30th will receive a commemorative Bleed For the Throne poster and entered in the Iron Throne sweepstakes.

You can make an appointment to help save lives by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting the Red Cross online, or calling 1-800-733-2767. To donate, you must have a blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligibe to donate. Donations can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center on Franklin Road.

Other donation opportunities can be found here:

Ada County:

Boise
4/4/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Idaho Gastroenterology, 425 W. Bannock Street
4/10/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Smoke Guard, 287 N Maple Grove
4/15/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Boise State University, 1910 W University Drive
4/15/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., 10 Barrel Brewing, 830 W. Bannock St.
4/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Mark's Catholic Church, 7960 Northview
4/18/2019: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Boise State University Student Union Building, 1910 W University Drive
4/23/2019: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Boise State University Campus Recreation Center, 1515 University Drive
4/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 8585 W Overland Road
4/25/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Keller Williams Realty, 1065 Allante Place

Kuna
4/6/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Old 4th Street Gym, 571 W 4th Street

Meridian
4/4/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Idaho State University Meridian, 1311 E Central Drive
4/5/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., United Heritage Building, 707 E Heritage Court
4/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kleiner Park, 1900 N Records Avenue

Blaine County:

Hailey
4/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 821 Broadford Road
4/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 821 Broadford Road

Canyon County:

Caldwell
4/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Caldwell Family YMCA, 3720 S Indiana Avenue
4/17/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., College of Idaho McCain Center, 2112 Cleveland

Nampa
4/9/2019: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 927 Ruth Lane
4/11/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saltzer Medical Group, 215 E Hawaii
4/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Christian Church, 619 12th Avenue S
4/23/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brown Bus Company, 2111 E Sherman
4/23/2019: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Johnson Sports Center, 313 E Dewey, Johnson Sports Center
4/27/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 4170 E. Amity Road
4/30/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Roosevelt Building, 11288 W Roosevelt Road

Custer County:

Challis
4/24/2019: 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Challis High School, Challis High School, 100 High Street

Elmore County:

Mountain Home
4/6/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mountain Home High Hopes Special Olympics, 245 E 6th S

Gooding County:

Gooding
4/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., War Memorial Building, 203 3rd Avenue W

Wendell
4/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 605 N. Idaho

Jerome County:

Jerome
4/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 216 2nd Avenue E

Lemhi County:

Salmon
4/23/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Salmon LDS Church, 400 South Daisy

Payette County:

Payette
4/16/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 15 N 10th Street

Twin Falls County:

Buhl
4/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 1005 Poplar Street

Twin Falls
4/8/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension-Episcopal, 371 Eastland Drive North
4/9/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Church of the Ascension-Episcopal, 371 Eastland Drive North
4/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Church of the Ascension-Episcopal, 371 Eastland Drive North
4/11/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., CSI Health Science & Human Services, 397 N College Rd
4/12/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Historic Turf Club, 734 Falls Ave