Red Cross: Communities Urged to Give Blood as Winter Threat Continues


$20 Gift Card by email for those who come to give in February

The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. People of all blood types – especially type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to ensure blood products are available for hospitals at a moment’s notice.

As February continues, so does the potential for additional weather systems to disrupt blood drives and the ability to provide critical blood products to hospitals. While thousands of donors have answered the call to donate in recent weeks to combat a significant drop in the blood supply, more donors are needed now to ensure the blood supply remains ready for those in need of lifesaving medical procedures.

Don’t wait − make an appointment to give blood or platelets by visiting, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. In thanks for helping, all who come to give in February will get a $20 Gift Card by email. Details are available at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Feb. 12-29:


Saint Paris

2/12/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Evans-Purk Building, 115 S. Church St.




2/22/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lawrenceville Church of God, 3131 Fox Hollow Rd




2/23/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons


2/26/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Be Hope Church, 1850 North Fairfield Road


2/27/2024: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Central State Univ Student Center, 1400 Brush Row Road


2/25/2024: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive



Belle Center

2/19/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Belle Center United Methodist Church, 101 S Center St




2/17/2024: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Red Cross Dayton Chapter Office, 370 W First Street

2/27/2024: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Red Cross Dayton Chapter Office, 370 W First Street


2/27/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Legion Kettering-Post 598, 5700 Kentshire Dr.


2/28/2024: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., River Oaks Memory Care, 2961 W Spring Valley Pike

Amplify your impact − volunteer! 

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in, and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.  

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit  

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 or, or follow us on social media.