Celebrate spring and help save lives by giving blood or platelets

American Red Cross

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Tyrone

April 4 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tyrone Fire Department, 3600 Route 226

Dundee

April 5 from 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 660, 10 Spring St.

Red Cross T-shirt for those who come to give April 1-18.

Not in the mood for spring cleaning? Try spring giving! It’s a new season, and the American Red Cross is encouraging the community to celebrate by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.

As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. At the start of this new season, the American Red Cross encourages the community to play an important role in helping save lives by making blood or platelet donation part of their spring plans.

It’s important to remember donated blood has a limited shelf life, so supplies must be constantly replenished. In the days and weeks ahead, it’s critically important to maintain a readily available blood supply. Donors can make an appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

While getting back into the stands to watch the home team play this spring, donors can join a team of their own – Team Red Cross! As a thank-you, all who come to give April 1-18 will receive an exclusive Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.