Upcoming blood drives in southeast MO, southern IL

(KBSI) – The American Red Cross has several blood drives in August in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.

All who come to give Aug. 1-31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. There will be three winners. Everyone who comes to give blood or platelets in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.

Donors can schedule an appointment to give using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Southern Illinois

Franklin County

Sesser

Aug. 11
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Goode Township
108 North Walnut
Sesser, IL

West Frankfort

Aug. 31
1-5 p.m.
West Frankfort Park District
1100 East Cleveland

Jackson County

Carbondale

Aug. 15
1:30-5:45 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
214 West Main Street

Aug. 18
Noon-4 p.m.
Cristina Pisoni State Farm
695 North Giant City Road, Suite 1

Aug. 19
1-6 p.m.
University Mall
1237 East Main

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
University Mall
1237 East Main

Aug. 26
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Center for Medical Arts
2601 West Main

Aug. 26
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
SIH System Office
University Mall
1239 East Main

Aug. 29
Noon-5 p.m.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale SIU West Campus
Lentz Hall, 1275 Point

Aug. 29
Noon-5 p.m.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale SIU East Campus
Grinnell Hall

Aug. 30
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Center
1255 Lincoln Drive

Aug. 31
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Center
1255 Lincoln Drive

De Soto

Aug. 25
1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
De Soto Grade School
311 Hurst Road

Murphysboro

Aug. 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jackson County Health Department
415 Health Department Road

Aug. 18
4:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Penn Aluminum
1117 North Second Street

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Jefferson County

Belle Rive

Aug. 15
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church
401 South Main Street

Ina

Aug. 22
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Rend Lake College
468 North Kengray Parkway

Mount Vernon

Aug. 18
Noon – 5 p.m.
Central Christian Church
314 North 12th Street

Aug. 19
1-6 p.m.
Times Square Mall
7274 Broadway St

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Times Square Mall
7274 Broadway St

Aug 25
Noon-5 p.m.
Rolland Lewis Community Building
South 27th Street

Aug. 26
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
YMCA of Jefferson County
2424 Broadway St.

Perry County

Du Quoin

Aug. 18
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Du Quoin American Legion
900 South Jefferson

Tamaroa

Aug. 18
Noon – 4 p.m.
Tamaroa Community Center
534 West 2nd North Street, PO Box 216

Union County

Anna

Aug. 11
Noon – 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church
409 Morgan Street

Aug. 12
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Union County Hospital
517 Main Street

Aug. 12
Noon – 5 p.m.
Main Street Center
400 South Main

Cobden

Aug. 10
1:30-5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church
200 South Walker Street

Williamson County

Carterville

Aug. 25
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
John A Logan College
700 Logan College Road

Herrin

Aug. 29
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Herrin Civic Center
101 S 16th Street

Johnston City

Aug. 23
2-6 p.m.
Redemption Church
17466 North Route 37

Marion

Aug. 16
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Marion Elk’s Lodge
204 S Market Street

Aug. 17
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Marion First Apostolic Church
923 N Bentley St

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Veteran’s Airport
10400 Terminal Drive, #200

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Veteran’s Airport
10400 Terminal Drive, #200

Aug. 24
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Hub
917 West Main

Aug. 26
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Veteran’s Airport
10400 Terminal Drive, #200

Aug. 29
Noon-4 p.m.
Lake of Egypt Fire Protection District
12228 Lake of Egypt Road

Aug. 30
Noon – 5 p.m.
Aldersgate Methodist Church
1201 Fair Street

Aug. 31
12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
1200 South Carbon Street

Missouri

Butler County

Poplar Bluff

Aug. 10
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
John J Pershing VA Medical Center
1500 North Westwood, Highway 67 North

Aug. 10
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Poplar Bluff Elks Lodge
6653 Highway 67 North

Aug. 16
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
500 North Main

Aug. 17
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saint Francis Med Ctr Poplar Bluff
225 Physicians Park Drive

Aug. 18
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Poplar Bluff High School
3209 Oak Grove Road

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.,
American Legion Post 153
2320 Kanell Boulevard

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 153
2320 Kanell Boulevard

Cape Girardeau County

Cape Girardeau

Aug 12
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 12
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
VFW, 1049 North Kingshighway

Aug. 13
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 14
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 15
11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 15
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
La Croix United Methodist Church
3102 Lexington

Aug. 16
11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing & Health Sciences
2001 William Street

Aug. 18
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
City Hall, 44 North Lorimier Street, New Building

Aug. 19
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
West Park Mall
3049 William Street

Aug. 20
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
West Park Mall
3049 William Street

Aug. 21
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 22
11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 23
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Central High School
1000 South Silver Springs Road

Aug. 23
11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 24
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saint Francis Medical Center
211 St Francis Drive

Aug. 24
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saint Francis Medical Center
211 St Francis Drive

Aug. 26
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Southeast Health
1701 Lacey Street

Aug. 26
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 26
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Southeast Health
1701 Lacey Street

Aug. 27
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 28
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 29
11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 29
Noon – 5 p.m.
Southeast Missouri State University Towers Residence Hall
1000 Towers Circle

Aug. 30
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Creative Edge
338 Broadway Street, Second Floor -Suite 201

Aug. 30
11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center
20 South Mt Auburn Road

Aug. 30
Noon – 5 p.m.
Southeast Missouri State University Towers Residence Hall
1000 Towers Circle

Aug. 31
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Southeast Missouri State University Center,
One University Plaza

Carter County

Van Buren

Aug. 25
1 – 5 p.m.
First Baptist Church
202 Alexander St.

Dunklin County

Kennett

Aug. 17
Noon – 5:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 66
1615 First Street

Malden

Aug. 30
Noon – 5 p.m.
First General Baptist Church
601 Barrett Drive

Iron County

Annapolis

Aug. 16
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Annapolis Community Center
204 E 2nd Street

Madison County

Fredericktown

Aug. 25
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Calvary Temple
1725 Highway 72 East

New Madrid County

Matthews

Aug. 26
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Big Prairie Jaycees
400 South Calvin

New Madrid

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
American Legion Post 595
680 US Highway 61

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 595
680 US Highway 61

Portageville

Aug. 25
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Portageville Community Center
105 East Main

Pemiscot County

Steele

Aug. 24
Noon – 4 p.m.
Steele Community Center
101 South Walnut Street

Wardell

Aug. 31
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
North Pemiscot County High School
102 School Street

Perry County

Perryville

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
American Legion Post 133
98 Grand Avenue

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 133
98 Grand Avenue

Aug. 24
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Caring Hands – Catalyst Center
508 North Main

Aug. 29
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Heartland Baptist Church
829 West St Joseph Street

Reynolds County

Centerville

Aug. 10
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reynolds County Health Center
2323 Green Street

Ripley County

Doniphan

Aug. 23
Noon – 5 p.m.
First Baptist Church
308 Walnut

Scott County

Benton

Aug. 10
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
St Denis School
105 North Winchester

Chaffee

Aug. 10
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
St Ambrose Catholic Church
418 South 3rd Street

Kelso

Aug. 29
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
St Augustine School
231 South Messmer Street

Miner

Aug. 23
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Miner Baptist Church
416 St Rte H

Scott City

Aug. 16
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Restoration Community Church
405 Main Street

Sikeston

Aug. 15
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Shady Acres Church of Christ
1440 Ables Road

Aug. 17
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1010 North Main Street

Aug. 17
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Blodgett City Hall
219 North Hawkins Street

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
YMCA, 511 Taylor

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
YMCA, 511 Taylor

Aug. 22
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sikeston High School
200 Pine Street

Aug. 23
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Missouri Delta Medical Center
1008 North Main

Stoddard County

Bernie

Aug. 31
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Bernie Community Center
503 South Walnut

Dexter

Aug. 12
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dexter Church of Christ
1014 North One Mile Road

Aug. 19
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Lair
13583 Old Highway 25

Aug. 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Lair
13583 Old Highway 25

Blood drive safety

The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.

How to donate blood

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, 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 RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, contact Kristin Pendleton at Kristin.Pendleton@redcross.org, or call/text: 314-281-7968 or tap here.

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