April Blood Drives During National Volunteer Month

NORTH PLATTE – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. 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. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and the Red Cross salutes the volunteer blood 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.

Make an appointment to help save lives now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Dunning
4/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sandhills Public School, 107 Gandy Avenue, PO Box 29

Merna
4/25/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Anselmo-Merna Public Schools, Hwy 2 & Ewing

Broken Bow (in May)
5/8/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Elk’s Lodge

Broken Bow (in May)
5/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Municipal Building

Chambers
4/24/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 103 N. Novell

ONeill
4/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 410 West Douglas Street

Elba
4/11/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Elba Community Center, 519 12th Street, PO Box 31

Saint Paul
4/12/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Howard County Medical Center, 1113 Sherman St.
4/29/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., St Paul, 423 Howard Ave

Bassett
4/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bassett United Methodist Church, 300 W Florence

Thedford
4/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Thedford High School, 304 Maple Street

HBO and Red Cross invite Game of Thrones fans to Bleed #ForTheThrone
To celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the American Red Cross have partnered to encourage fans and donors to show their bravery and valor by bleeding #ForTheThrone.

Those who come to donate by April 30 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Terms and conditions apply and are available at RedCrossBlood.org/HBOGameofThrones.* Additionally, all presenting donors April 11-30, 2019, will receive a commemorative Bleed For The Throne poster, while supplies** last, and automatically be entered in the above-mentioned sweepstakes.

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