Share your strength: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross


This spring, the American Red Cross asks donors to help defend the blood supply by giving blood or platelets now to combat a monstrous fact: only 3 out of 100 people donate blood. That’s why we’re teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to celebrate the epic new film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and inviting donors to rise together and give blood. When donors share their strength by coming to give March 25-April 7, they’ll get an exclusive Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. (Details are available at*)

In recent weeks, the Red Cross has seen an encouraging increase in the blood supply, but blood and platelet donation appointments remain vital this month. People of all blood types – especially those with type O blood – are critical to ensuring hospital shelves can be replenished as soon as possible.

To book a time to give, visit, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Additionally, all who come to give April 8-28 will get a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice, plus be automatically entered for a chance to win one of two $7,000 gift cards. Visit for details.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 25-April 30

Frontier County


4/22/2024: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Community Hall, 202 N. Commercial Street


Furnas County


4/8/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ella Missing Community Building, 411 6th Street


3/25/2024: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Community Building, 722 Patterson St


4/15/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 810 Odell Street

Hayes County

Hayes Center

4/16/2024: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hayes Center High School, 500 Troth Street

Red Willow County


4/15/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Indianola VFW Community Hall, 408 F Street

Mc Cook

4/4/2024: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., McCook College Student Union, 1202 East 3rd

4/23/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., McCook Community Building, 1412 West 5th

4/24/2024: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., McCook Community Building, 1412 West 5th 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.