Red Cross Blood Drive September 16

Michael and Laurie Lien

It is hard to believe that we are already more than halfway into the year and more than halfway into our yearly blood drives. So far this year, we are well ahead of units collected from last year. Our next blood drive is on Sept. 16 at the MountainView Ballroom from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Red Cross has opened up 100 appointments due to our high donor rate. Please make your appointment as early as possible to be able to get the time you want.

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 lifetimes.

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: Sept. 16 and Nov. 18