Blood drives listed

National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 and recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring hometown heroes who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need.

The community is invited to help save lives by donating blood Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, N5990 Country Aire Rd., Plymouth. Volunteers will provide a complimentary homemade lunch to all blood donors.

The 2018 American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled in Plymouth on the second Thursdays of the odd months: Jan. 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, Sept. 13 and Nov. 8.

The winter months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelets to meet patient needs. Inclement weather can result in blood drive cancellations and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can prevent some donors from making for keeping appointments to give. Blood donors with all blood types are encouraged to make an appointment to give.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross blood donor app, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a Rapid- Pass online health history questionnaire found at is encourage to help speed up the donation process.

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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

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