SaddleBrooke’s First Blood Drive of 2023

Michael and Laurie Lien

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and may you all have a safe and healthy 2023. The Red Cross goals for 2023 are simple: collect as much blood as possible. We had a record year in SaddleBrooke blood drives, thanks to our wonderful donors and volunteers. As a result, the Red Cross has increased our donor times to enable us to have room for more donors. This drive has 56 out of 87 slots already filled. Be sure to schedule your time as soon as possible to not be left out. We are willing to take walk-ins if the schedule allows.

Our next blood drive will be Jan. 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MountainView Ballroom in SaddleBrooke. 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 two to three 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 Rapid Pass online pre-donation, 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