FDA proposes changes to blood donation restrictions: Equality for gay and bisexual men in sight
SILVER SPRING, MD. - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced proposed changes to the nation's policy on blood donations, which could finally level the playing field for gay and bisexual men who have long been denied the right to donate.
USF Blood Drive on 1/24
The University of Saint Francis (USF) will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, January 24th from 1 PM to 6 PM CST. This blood drive is sponsored by the American Red Cross, so there should not be any issues in regards to blood donation procedures. The blood drive will be held at the USF Assembly Hall Gymnasium located at 1550 Plainfield Road (US Route 30) in Joliet.
Take action now: Arizona's blood supply is at a critically low level - Donate
PHOENIX, AZ. - Arizona's blood supply is at critically low levels, with the nonprofit community blood provider Vitalant urging residents of all blood types to give donations. This comes as many organizations are shifting to remote work, causing a decline in businesses hosting their blood drives. According to Sue Thew, communications manager for Vitalant Arizona, it takes about 600 blood donors daily to keep up with Arizona's blood supply.
DDSN Hosting a Blood Drive at the Whitten Regional Center
Clinton, South Carolina - The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs will be hosting a blood drive at its Whitten Regional Center facility on Monday, January 23, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All donors will receive a $20 e-Gift card plus a $50 bonus e-Gift card within 24-48 hours after donation. The event is open to the public.
Red Cross Blood Drive at USF on 12/2
The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the University of Saint Francis Assembly Hall on Friday , December 2nd from 1:30 PM until 06:00 PM CST. You can register at the website of the American Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-timea blood drive. At the time of this writing, spots are open for appointments at 30-minute intervals throughout the entire afternoon.
Southlands and Aurora Family YMCA host blood drive
(Nguyễn Hiệp on Unsplash) (Aurora, Colo.) With the state’s blood supply critically low, Southlands Shopping Center and Aurora Family YMCA are hosting a blood drive at Southlands in cooperation with Vitalant, the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood supplier.
Southlands and Aurora Family YMCA host blood drive
(Nguyễn Hiệp on Unsplash) (Aurora, Colo.) With Colorado’s blood supply critically low, Southlands Shopping Center and the Aurora Family YMCA are hosting a blood drive with Vitalant, the nation’s largest nonprofit blood supplier.
Fort Washington Collegiate Church open for urgent blood drive on Thursday in Washington Heights
(NEW YORK) The Fort Washington Collegiate Church, in partnership with the Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation and NY Blood Center, will house an urgent blood drive this Thursday in Washington Heights.
Mount Sinai Jewish Center hosting blood drive on Thursday in Washington Heights
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) The Mount Sinai Jewish Center will host a blood drive this Thursday due to a local blood supply shortage. The blood drive will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. at the Jewish Center's Social Hall at 135 Bennett Ave.
American Red Cross blood drive in Joliet on 6/3
The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the Joliet Fire Department Station #1 on Friday, June 3rd from 10 AM to 3 PM CST. Station #1 of the Joliet Fire Department is located in downtown Joliet at 101 E. Clinton Street.
Vitalant Blood Drive at Wintrust Arena on 5/31
Vitalant will be holding a blood drive in the Champions Lounge at the Wintrust Arena on Tuesday, May 31st from 2 PM until 8 PM CST. Vitalant is now taking appointments at this portal link. Appointments are given in 15-minute increments with the donation taking between fifteen and thirty minutes.
Denver proclamation supports gay men giving blood
(Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council will consider passing a proclamation Monday supporting gay men giving blood. "The Food and Drug Administration has updated its policies in recent years but discriminatory deferral policies that categorically restrict donations from men who have sex with men remain in place," the proclamation states.
IBEW 595 blood drive in San Leandro next week
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (SAN LEANDRO, Calif.) The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 595, is hosting a blood drive next week. The drive, which will take place Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be held in the IBEW Lecture Hall located at 14600 Catalina Street in Hayward.
Blood drive at USF on 4/8/22
The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the University of St. Francis (USF) on Friday, April 8th from 1 PM to 6 PM CST. The blood drive will be conducted at the Assembly Hall Gym located at 1550 Plainfield Road (US Route 30) in Joliet, IL 60435.
IBEW 595 hosts blood drive
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595 is hosting a blood drive on April 13. The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Electrical Contractors Trust Lecture Hall at 14600 Catalina St., in San Leandro.
IBEW 595 hosting blood drive
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (OAKLAND, Calif.) The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595 is sponsoring a blood drive in San Leandro in mid-April. The Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at The Electrical Contractors Trust located at 14600 Catalina St., San Leandro.
Sign ups underway for mid-April blood drive
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is sponsoring a blood drive in Alameda County in mid-April. The blood drive will be held on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Electrical Contractors Trust located at 14600 Catalina St. in San Leandro.
Medical City North Hills Hosts Blood Drive, Severe Blood Shortage a Critical Issue Nationwide
North Richland Hills – In response to the lowest nationwide blood supply in more than a decade, Medical City North Hills is encouraging the community to donate blood. Partnering with the American Red Cross, Medical City North Hills is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 17. The Red Cross bus will be located in the hospital’s parking lot, 4401 Booth Calloway Road, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community members may sign-up to donate online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Blood Donors Receive Free Doughnuts and a Chance to Go to Super Bowl LVI
January is National Blood Donor Month and the nation’s blood supply is at a historic low. This month, donors can be a hero and save lives while earning a chance to win tickets, accommodations, and transportation to the one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Those who roll up their sleeve to give blood between January 24–31, 2022, are already eligible for a dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.