Celebrate Red Cross Month this March by giving blood or platelets. 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.
The Red Cross depends on blood and platelet donors across the nation to collect enough blood and platelets to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Heroes of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants, those receiving cancer treatments and others who rely on blood products.
Appointments can be made by downloading the Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
People can also get involved by hosting a blood drive, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution to the Red Cross.
To learn more about how you can become involved in the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross, visit redcross.org.