News

Actions

Red Cross pushing for blood donations

KIVI-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 10:58 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 12:58:07-04

May is Trauma Awareness Month, so the American Red Cross is  urging eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.

Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was amputated, following a farming accident. “Through the surgeries, I received thirteen units of blood,” he said. Weidner now gives blood as often as he can.

Officials say donors of all blood types are needed this May. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions.

You can schedule your appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of two grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.

Here’s a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities.

Ada County:

Boise

5/16/2016: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lyle Pearson, 351 Auto Drive, Boise Auto Mall
5/16/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/17/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise State University Student Union Building, 1700 University Drive
5/17/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/18/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/19/2016: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Cable One, 8400 Westpark
5/19/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/20/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/21/2016: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wilderness Ranch Fire House, 7 Wilderness Way
5/23/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/24/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/25/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/26/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/27/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/28/2016: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/31/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boise Blood Donation Center, 5380 Franklin Road
5/31/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Mark's Catholic Church, 7960 Northview

Eagle

5/23/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N Eagle Road

Kuna

5/18/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Avalon Building, 224 E Avalon

Meridian

5/16/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1615 W 2nd
5/17/2016: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1615 W 2nd
5/27/2016: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Intermountain Pet Hospital, 800 West Overland

Canyon County:

Caldwell

5/20/2016: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Caldwell Police Department, 110 South 5th Avenue
5/27/2016: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Jefferson Middle School, 3311 S 10th

Nampa

5/19/2016: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Stevens-Henager College Nampa, 16819 Market Place Blvd.
5/20/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mountain West Bank, 2024 Caldwell Blvd
5/23/2016: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Horrocks Engineers, 5700 E Franklin Road Suite 160
5/24/2016: 12:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Karcher Church of the Nazarene, 2515 W. Karcher Road

Elmore County:

Glenns Ferry

5/17/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Veteran's Hall, 132 E 5th, VFW Hall

Payette County:

New Plymouth

5/18/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Internet Truck Stop, 222 N Plymouth Avenue, PO Box 10

Payette

5/23/2016: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 15 N 10th Street

Washington County:

Weiser

5/27/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Vendome Community Center, 309 State Street

You can donate blood by simply downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or to get 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.