Local drives set for blood donations to replenish supplies

    Those who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross now through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via e-mail. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.
    Individuals can schedule an appointment to give now by activating Amazon’s Alexa Red Cross Blood Skill by saying, “Alexa, find a blood drive,” or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
    To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
    To help locally to replenish supplies, Red Cross blood drives have been scheduled in Van Buren County for:
    AUGUST 2, from 12 to 4:45 p.m., at Decatur Middle School, 110 Cedar Street, Decatur;
    AUGUST 7, from 12 to 5:45 p.m., at Simpson United Methodist Church, 507 Joy Street, Bangor;
    AUGUST 14 - from 12 to 5:45 p.m., at the Kristopher Club (Knights of Columbus Hall), 32373 E. Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw.

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