From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.
On Sunday, Aug. 17, a blood donation center will be set up at NorthPark Baptist Church on Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school back in session and summer activities coming to an end, there’s still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients.
To learn more or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.