As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.
When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.
How to Help
Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed.
Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
Upcoming donation opportunities:
Friday, Sept. 13: 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Dr., Aptos
For more information: redcross.org