DALLAS, November 16, 2022 — The American Red Cross of North Texas hosts more than 100 pop-up blood drives across DFW each month. Blood donations are needed as we head toward the holidays, where people historically donate at lower levels. The Red Cross also continues to look for new partners to host blood drives with. Visit RedCrossBlood.org and click on host for more information.
Donors can schedule an appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16 - Nov. 30:
11/23/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Texas Health Presbyterian of Allen, 1105 Central Expwy. N., Allen, TX 75013
11/23/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Branch Church, 3035 Valley View Ln., Dallas, TX 75234
11/18/2022: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Desoto Recreation Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd., Desoto, TX 75115
11/26/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75028
11/26/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., United MegaCare, Inc., 1270 Woodhaven Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76112
11/27/2022: 8: a.m. - 1 p.m., Uplift Grand Preparatory, 300 E. Church Street., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
11/26/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Unity Center, 201 Regency Parkway, Mansfield, TX 76063
11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Campus at Legacy, 5340 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
11/22/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., State Farm at CityLink, 3661 N. Plano Rd., Richardson, TX 75082
11/26/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Univ. of TX at Dallas Activity Center, 800 W Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
11/26/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Timarron HOA,1240 Bent Creek Dr., Southlake, TX 76092
11/28/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Waxahachie Family YMCA, 100 YMCA Dr., Waxahachie, TX 75165
Blood Donation Centers
One of the easiest ways to give is to schedule an appointment at a blood donation center. There are two Red Cross blood and platelet donation centers in the North Texas Region. They are in Irving and Plano.
Irving Blood and Platelet Donation Center
2511 West Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Plano Blood and Platelet Donation Center
741 N US-Central Expressway, Suite 1000
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: Closed
Friday - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Blood drive safety
The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
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/northtexas or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNTX.
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