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Local Blood Donations Sought During March, Which is Red Cross Month

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 5:51 am
 

Throughout the month of March, in celebration of Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is urging Pasadena residents to join its lifesaving mission by donating blood. Donors of all blood types, especially Type O, are urgently needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring.

The Pasadena Blood Donation Center, at 133 N Altadena Dr, Suite 103, and a few other locations in Pasadena, will be open at various dates and times throughout March to receive blood donors.

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation, according to the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross adds that throughout the U.S., approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells, nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed every day. Each year, nearly 21 million blood components are transfused, with the average red blood cell transfusion at approximately three units.

Across the country, heroes of all blood types, especially Type O, are urgently needed to provide hope and help for patients. To make a blood donation appointment, you can download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call (800) RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Here are the upcoming blood donation opportunities in Pasadena in March:

Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 133 N. Altadena Drive, Suite 103:

March 1, 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
March 2,12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
March 3, 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
March 4, 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
March 5, 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
March 6, 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
March 7, 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
March 8, 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
March 9, 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
March 11, 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
March 12, 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

 

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