Give the gift of life this summer, give blood | Health
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations this summer.
Red Cross officials say blood donations often decline during the summer, when schools are out and vacations are in.
The Red Cross encourages donors to make an appointment to give now.
Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards to create their own summer of stories.
The Red Cross says they serve about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.
You can learn more and make an appointment to donate blood by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Butler County, MO
May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John J. Pershing Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1500 N. Westwood in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Residential Services, 2351 Kanell Blvd. in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Cape Girardeau County, MO
May 16 from 1-5 p.m. at Spartech, 2500 Spartech Drive in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Do It Best, 5422 Nash Road in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
May 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center, 211 St. Francis Drive in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
May 24 from 12-4 p.m. at Banner Finance, 2110 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson, Mo.
May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cape West 14 Cine, 247 Siemers Drive in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Carter County, MO
May 22 from 3-7 p.m. at Ellsinore General Baptist Church, 16 N. Herren in Ellsinore, Mo.
Dunklin County, MO
May 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, 1301 First St. in Kennett, Mo.
May 30 from 2-7 p.m. at Bootheel Area Independent Living Services, 719 Teaco in Kennett, Mo.
Hamilton County, IL
May 23 from 2-6 p.m. at Christian Chapel, Route 3 in McLeansboro, Ill.
Jackson County, IL
May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Center for Medical Arts, 2601 W. Main in Carbondale, Ill.
May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southern Illinois University Carbondale Lindegren Hall, 120 Lindegren in Carbondale, Ill.
May 22 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 127, 1700 Gartside in Murphysboro, Ill.
May 22 from 2-6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 108 S. Pine in Campbell Hill, Ill.
May 28 from 2-6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St. in Carbondale, Ill.
May 30 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Prairie Living at Chautauqua, 955 Villa Court in Carbondale, Ill.
Pemiscot County, MO
May 29 from 3-7 p.m. at Hayti Community Center, 600 E. Washington in Hayti, Mo.
Perry County, IL
May 20 from 3-7 p.m. at Cutler Community Center, 409 S. Main in Cutler, Ill.
Perry County, MO
May 21 from 12-6 p.m. at Perry Park Center, 800 City Park Drive in Perryville, Mo.
Scott County, MO
May 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Missouri Department of Transportation, 2675 N. Main St. in Sikeston, Mo.
Stoddard County, MO
May 29 from 12-5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 102 E. Castor in Dexter, Mo.
May 31 from 2-6 p.m. at Dexter Church of Christ, 1014 N. One Mile Road in Dexter, Mo.
Williamson County, IL
May 17 from 1-7 p.m. at Family Life Center, 600 N. Russell in Marion, Ill.
May 20 from 1-6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 300 S. 17th St. in Herrin, Ill.
May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, 3333 W. DeYoung St. in Marion, Ill.
May 25 from 12-4 p.m. at AMC Movie Theatres, 3107 Civic Circle Blvd. in Marion, Ill.
May 28 from 12-3 p.m. at Walgreens, 1606 S. Park Ave. in Herrin, Ill.
May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Herrin Hospital, 201 S. 14th St. in Herrin, Ill.
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