The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. 

People of all blood types – especially type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – are needed daily to ensure blood products are available for hospitals at a moment’s notice. 

As February continues, so does the potential for additional weather systems to disrupt blood drives and the ability to provide critical blood products to hospitals. While thousands of donors have answered the call to donate in recent weeks to combat a significant drop in the blood supply, more donors are needed now to ensure the blood supply remains ready for those in need of lifesaving medical procedures.

Don’t wait − make an appointment to give blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. 

In thanks for helping, all who come to give in February will get a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card by email. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Heart.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

  • Auburn: 2/15/2024: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 100 N Street SE
  • Bellevue: 2/20/2024: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., LDS Lake Hills Main Street, 14536 Main Street
  • Kirkland: 2/16/2024: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kirkland, 7720 126th Ave NE
  • Sammamish: 2/28/2024: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave SE
  • Seattle:
    • 2/19/2024: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cascade People’s Center, 309 Pontius Ave. N.
    • 2/23/2024: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, 901 Rainier Ave S
    • 2/28/2024: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., AVA Ballard, 5555 14th Avenue NW
    • 2/29/2024: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave

Amplify your impact − volunteer!  

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.  

 Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.  

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.

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