Red Cross DFW Invites Donors to Give Blood in Honor of Military

DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) — Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and the American Red Cross invites eligible donors to schedule an appointment to give blood in November in honor of those who have served the country in the U.S. armed forces.

Blood donated through the Red Cross is distributed to about 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country for patients in need, including patients at many U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. All blood types are currently needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative.

Another way to support veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world is by sending a holiday card through the annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Between now and early December, the Red Cross will collect the cards and distribute them. Learn more at redcross.org.

Blood transfusions help save lives every day. Appointments to roll up a sleeve and donate can be made today by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Collin County

  • Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, 5252 W. University Drive in McKinney, Texas
  • Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parkway Vista, 5072 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 100 in Plano, Texas
  • Dallas County

  • Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Garland High School, 310 Garland Ave. in Garland, Texas
  • Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Antioch Fellowship Missionary, 7550 S. Hampton Road in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Suite 120 in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Texas-Dallas Activity Center, 800 W. Campbell in Richardson, Texas
  • Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dallas Contemporary Museum, 161 Glass St. in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 9 from 12-4 p.m. at American Legion Post 597, 1024 Elm St. in Carrollton, Texas
  • Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dallas District Attorney’s Office, 133 N. Riverfront Blvd. in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastfield College Building G, 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, Texas
  • Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Irving High School, 900 N. O’Connor Road in Irving, Texas
  • Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at North Mesquite High School, 18201 LBJ Freeway in Mesquite, Texas
  • Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at North Mesquite High School, 18201 LBJ Freeway in Mesquite, Texas
  • Denton County

  • Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Best Buy, 4800 State Highway 121 in The Colony, Texas
  • Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Retractable Tech, 511 Lobo Lane in Little Elm, Texas
  • Nov. 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Living Word Baptist Church, 2315 Oak Grove Blvd. in Little Elm, Texas
  • Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Campus Park Apartments, 1541 Meadow St. in Denton, Texas
  • Ellis County

  • Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Midlothian High School, 923 S. Ninth St. in Midlothian, Texas
  • Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheaffer Full Life Center, 1200 Sycamore St. in Waxahachie, Texas
  • Johnson County

  • Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at H-E-B, 165 NW John Jones Drive in Burleson, Texas
  • Kaufman County

  • Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Forney Arts Council, 213 Bois d’Arc in Forney, Texas
  • Navarro County

  • Nov. 7 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th in Corsicana, Texas
  • Rockwall County

  • Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royse City High School, 700 S. FM 2642 in Royse City, Texas
  • Tarrant County

  • Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage Clubhouse, 9536 Courtright Drive in Keller, Texas
  • Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 4100 Blue Mound Road in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Eastern Hills High School, 5701 Shelton St. in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arlington Heights High School, 4501 West Freeway in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Castleberry High School, 215 Churchhill Road in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tarrant County College Student Center, 5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winfree Academy North Richland Hills Campus, 6311 Grapevine Highway in North Richland Hills, Texas
  • How to donate blood

    Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.

    About the American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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