American Red Cross Appeals for Increased Blood Donations

American Red Cross Appeals for Increased Blood Donations

The American Red Cross is currently grappling with a trend of decreased donor turnout, necessitating an appeal to all eligible blood donors. The organization has faced a shortfall of approximately 25,000 blood donations during the initial two months of the summer season. This scarcity has posed significant challenges in maintaining an adequate supply of life-saving blood products on hospital shelves. The need is for proactive individuals to step forward and schedule blood donations throughout the month of August, thus averting the risk of a national blood supply shortage.

The significance of blood donations cannot be overstated, with someone in the United States requiring blood every two seconds. This someone could be a neighbor, a cherished friend, or a beloved family member. By contributing to this cause, donors play a pivotal role in ensuring hospitals' preparedness for any eventuality.

You can make a difference by participating in the Salina Community Battle of the Badges Blood Drive:


  • Monday, August 28: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 29: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Sunrise Presbyterian Church 825 E. Beloit Ave. Salina, KS 67401

As a token of appreciation, all presenting blood donors will be treated to special refreshments and will receive a complimentary Battle of the Badges T-shirt (subject to availability). Additionally, donors will receive a $10 e-gift card redeemable with a movie merchant of their choice.

Stand with us in this critical mission to replenish the blood supply and safeguard countless lives. Your contribution matters more than ever.

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