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Blood Drive: Help Fill an Urgent Need

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible blood donors as surgeries and other procedures ramp up as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. The next upcoming drive is:

6/21/2021: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., American Legion Post 364, 3640 Friendly Post Ln (Woodbridge)

The need is especially great for platelet donations, which are primarily given to cancer patients during treatment. Platelet donations must be transfused within five days and are always in high demand due to their short shelf life.

People who have received a coronavirus vaccine can donate blood so long as they are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, according to the American Red Cross. There is no waiting period after getting a vaccine dose.

All blood types are needed, especially type O, to refuel the country’s blood stockpile for the spring and summer.

In most states, donors need to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health; some states allow 16-year-olds to donate with parental consent. Donors 18 years old and younger need to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. Appointments can be made via the American Red Cross Blood Donor Apponline or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

6/21/2021: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., American Legion Post 364, 3640 Friendly Post Ln (Woodbridge)

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Organizer

American Red Cross
Phone:
1 (800) 733-2767
Email:
support@redcrosstraining.org
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Venue

American Legion Post 364
3640 Friendly Post Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
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Phone:
(703) 494-4304
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