March Blood Drive

Michael and Laurie Lien

First, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the January blood drive. It was the best turnout we have ever had. Usually, we have about 10% no-shows, but this time, only four people did not show. That is a fantastic turnout. As a result, we again topped our blood unit amount by five units. The Red Cross has increased our appointment slots to 100. That means more choices of times for everyone to pick from. We already have 69 people signed up. We hope to see some new and old faces at our next drive in March. The date is March 18 at the MountainView Ballroom from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, we would like to include a “Save this Date” for 2023 drives. Please see the list below.

As a blood donor, you do something extraordinary with each donation. You give families hope. You give patients courage. And you give those who need it most, life. Donors like you make all the difference. That is why your donation for this drive is more important than ever. The need for blood is constant, and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds, and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

To schedule your appointment, please go to or call 800-733-2767. Also, you can start the donation process before leaving home by completing the RapidPass online predonation and health history questionnaire from your mobile device or Blood Donor app on the day of your appointment. You can save up to 15 minutes. Learn more at We hope to see you all.

Blood drives for 2023:

March 18

May 20

July 22

Sept. 16

Nov. 18