The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood. Locations for blood drives in the southern Nevada area can be found at the bottom of this post.
Donated blood is perishable and must be constantly replenished to keep up with the demand. Red blood cells, with a shelf life of only 42 days, are the most frequently transfused blood component, and are always needed by hospitals.
Eligible donors can give red cells through either a regular whole blood donation or a double red cell donation, where available. Double red cell donations yield twice the usual amount of red cells in a single appointment and are accepted at select donation locations. Double red cell donors must meet additional eligibility criteria, which will be determined at the donation appointment.
Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year.
To find a donation opportunity or make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or 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.
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.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
4/16/2015: 7:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Service Master, 7380 Eastgate Road
4/18/2015: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Henderson Nevada Green Valley Stake, 410 North Valle Verde Dr
4/19/2015: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., MOPAR NV, 275 Auto Mall Dr
4/25/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Green Valley United Methodist Church, 2200 Robindale Road
4/25/2015: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1500 Amador Lane
4/26/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., St Peter the Apostle Church, 204 S. Boulder Hwy
4/29/2015: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Nevada State College, 1125 Nevada State Dr
4/7/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Associated Builders and Contractors, 5070 Arville St.
4/8/2015: 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, 6900 N Durango Dr
4/8/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
4/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Milan Institute, 710 S. Tonopah Drive
4/9/2015: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Milan Institute, 710 S. Tonopah Drive
4/11/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Las Vegas Nevada Lone Mountain Stake, 8801 W. Alexander
4/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Gaudin Ford, 6625 Roy Horn Way
4/13/2015: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., The Venue Apartment, 5035 East Russell Road
4/16/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., College of Southern Nevada-Charleston, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
4/17/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Le Cordon Bleu, 1451 Center Crossing Road
4/22/2015: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N Buffalo Dr.
4/24/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway
4/25/2015: 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave.
4/28/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Las Ventanas Retirement Community, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.
4/28/2015: 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Nevada Career Institute, 3231 N. Decatur Blvd, Ste 119
4/28/2015: 3:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Nevada Career Institute, 3231 N. Decatur Blvd, Ste 119
5/2/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave
4/22/2015: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mesquite Library, 121 W First North St
North Las Vegas
4/14/2015: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., ITT Technical Institute, 3825 W. Cheyenne Ave, #600
4/15/2015: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., ITT Technical Institute, 3825 W. Cheyenne Ave, #600