November 2021 Red Cross Blood & Platelet Drives

With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing245932830 10158531842740949 6721162337599941238 N emergency blood shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade.

To help build momentum for this incredible need, they are offering a giveaway, and other incentives to those who are willing to donate. Those who come to give Nov. 1-12, 2021, will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii. Plus, those who come to donate Nov. 1-23 will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email.

Donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Blood drive safety

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-23

Clare

Clare

11/18/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Clare Moose Lodge 2268, 1890 E Ludington Dr

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Manistee

Manistee

11/23/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., United Methodist Church, 387 1st Street

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Mason

Ludington

11/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 Bryant Road

11/3/2021: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Ludington High School, 508 N. Washington

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Mecosta

Big Rapids

10/25/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm Street

Mecosta

11/17/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 7296 9 Mile Road

Stanwood

10/26/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Stanwood Eagles, 7230 Stanwood Road

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Osceola

Evart

10/27/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 435 W. 5th street

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Roscommon

Houghton Lake

11/8/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Johns Lutheran Church, 2888 W. Houghton Lake Road

Roscommon

10/25/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., VFW Post 4159, 219 Terrace Drive

Saint Helen

11/12/2021: 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Charlton Heston Academy, 1350 N. St. Helen Rd.

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Wexford

Cadillac

11/10/2021: 10:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Wexford County Civic Center, 1320 N Mitchell St.

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