The Red Cross is launching a new campaign this summer “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” reminds everyone the need for blood is constant, even during the summer. There are about two fewer donors at every blood drive between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.
All blood types are needed. 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 general 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. People can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make a donation appointment.
People can also help those in need by making a financial donation this summer to help the Red Cross respond when disaster threatens. Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster somewhere in this country. During the summer, the Red Cross responds to hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.
The Red Cross also holds classes in CPR and First Aid so that people have the knowledge and confidence when an emergency occurs.
There is a way for everyone to get involved in 100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope. Find your way to get involved at redcross.org!
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