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Area Citizens Urged To Donate Blood In March

March 1st, 2016 by WCBC Radio

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

For more than 30 years, blood donor Sherri Kay has been helping the Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission. “Knowing that I help to save lives and make a difference through the Red Cross is one of the most significant things that I do,” she said.

Heroes of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply this spring. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:




3/16/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1601 Frederick Street

3/21/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Red Cross Cumberland, 400 Cumberland Street

3/28/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 1222 Vocke Road

3/30/2016: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thomas B. Finan Center, 10102 Country Club Road SE



3/22/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Frostburg Village Nursing Home, 1 Kaylor Circle

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