3 blood drives planned in March in Williamson County | Events
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - March is Red Cross Month.
March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by former President Franklin Roosevelt. Since then, every president, including President Barack Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. The Red Cross has been helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies for more than 130 years.
Since World War II, the Red Cross has been meeting the needs of patients throughout the U.S. and today partners with more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers, providing blood products and specialized laboratory services. From cancer patients and accident victims to premature babies and those with blood disorders, someone needs blood every two seconds.
See this list of blood drives in Cape Girardeau County for March:
- March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 600 N. Russell in Marion, Ill.
- March 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnston City High School, 1500 Jefferson in Johnston City, Ill.
- March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Illinois Star Centre, 3000 W. DeYoung St. in Marion, Ill.
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