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Blood donors needed to keep supply strong amid COVID-19 outbreak

05.15.20

In times of need, people come together to support one another. The American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets.

As COVID-19 continues to affect everyday life, people may not be thinking about blood donation. But blood and platelets are needed daily to help patients battling the disease and facing the unexpected. Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on.

As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, all who come to give blood or platelets May 15-31 will receive a special Red Cross “We’re all in this together” T-shirt, by mail, while supplies last. Donors must have a valid email address on file to claim their T-shirts.

How to help

Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment to donate this May 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. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance. 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to safeguard donors, volunteers and employees.  

The Red Cross is also looking for blood drive hosts to help ensure a stable blood supply. Learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 15-31:

Orange County

Brea
5/19/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southlands Church, 2950 E Imperial Hwy
5/23/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brea Masonic Center, 500 E Imperial Hwy
5/28/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nevell Group Inc, 3001 Enterprise St

Buena Park
5/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Moose Lodge Buena Park NO 1945, 8651 Knott Ave

Costa Mesa
5/18/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W. Baker
5/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rockharbor Offices, 3095 Red Hill Ave

Cypress
5/19/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave
5/26/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., SeaCoast Grace Church, 5100 Cerritos

Dana Point
5/15/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 33501 Stonehill Drive

Fountain Valley
5/15/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/16/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/17/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/18/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/19/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/20/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/21/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/22/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/24/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/26/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/27/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/28/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/29/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/30/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
5/31/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St

Fullerton
5/15/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/16/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/17/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/18/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/19/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/20/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/21/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/23/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/24/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/26/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/27/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/28/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/29/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/30/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave
5/31/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave

Garden Grove
5/28/2020: 10 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Garden Grove High School, 11271 Stanford Ave

Huntington Beach
5/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Huntington Beach Masonic Center, 601 Palm Avenue
5/17/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave
5/20/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., CrossPoint Church, 7661 Warner Ave
5/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Huntington Beach Masonic Center, 601 Palm Avenue
Irvine
5/19/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Antis Roofing, 2649 Campus Dr
5/21/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr
5/28/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr
5/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Antis Roofing, 2649 Campus Dr

Laguna Hills
5/15/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/16/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/17/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/18/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/19/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/20/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/21/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/22/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/23/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/24/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/26/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/27/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/28/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/29/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/30/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr
5/31/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr

Lake Forest
5/19/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway
5/20/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway
5/21/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway
5/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center, 28000 Rancho Parkway
5/27/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Santiago de Compostella Church, 21682 Lake Forest Drive


Mission Viejo
5/22/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church Mission Viejo Campus, 26001 Muirlands

Orange
5/17/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Legion Post 132, 143 S. Lemon Street
5/19/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Teamsters Local 952, 140 S Marks Way
5/21/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sisters of St Joseph of Orange, 480 S Batavia St
5/31/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Orange Grove Lodge 293, 71 Plaza Square

Placentia
5/20/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Placentia Presbyterian Church, 849 Bradford Avenue

Rancho Mission Viejo
5/17/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rancho Mission Viejo, 35 Ascenso Avenue

Rancho Santa Margarita
5/28/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 30522 Via Con Dios

San Juan Capistrano
5/24/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mission Basilica, 31520 El Camino Real

Santa Ana
5/15/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/16/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/17/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/18/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/19/2020: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/20/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/21/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/22/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/23/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/24/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/26/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/27/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/28/2020: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/29/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/30/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/31/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
5/31/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion Post 131, 1404 N Grand Ave

Seal Beach
5/18/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., City of Seal Beach Blood Drive at Marina Community Park, 151 Marina Drive

Westminster
5/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Westminster Mall, 100 Westminster Mall

Yorba Linda
5/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Yorba Linda Masonic Center, 4847 Main St
5/26/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Yorba Linda Masonic Center, 4847 Main St



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