Donate Blood to the American Red Cross – Explore Big Sky

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The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage, with historically low inventory levels since 2015. It encourages all blood groups to make an appointment. Donations have been low due to the return to the office and in-person learning, as well as the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. “Fall is usually a time when the blood supply bounces back as donors are more available to donate than during the busy summer months, but this year has presented a unique and serious challenge,” said Dr Pampee. Young, Chief Medical Officer of the Red Cross. in their September 27 release.

The American Red Cross offered incentives to donate blood. Those interested can make an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation possibilities:

Bozeman

9/27/2021: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Summit Church, 921 W. Mendenhall St.

09/30/2021: 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Montana State University Student Union Building, MSU-SUB

10/1/2021: 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Montana State University Student Union Building, MSU-SUB

10/2/2021: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donor Center, 300 N. Willson Ave.

10/05/2021: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Gallatin Empire Lions Club at the Red Cross Blood Donor Center, 300 N. Willson Ave.

05/10/2021: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Element Bozeman Hotel, 25 E. Mendenhall St.

Gallatin Gateway

9/29/2021: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reliable Paint & Drywall, 72400 Gallatin Road

Three forks

10/7/2021: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 601 5th Ave. E.


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