GLOBE — Walk-ins are always welcome, but avoid waiting in line and make the best use of your time and the clinic staff, by calling ahead 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to pre-arrange your appointment ahead of time for the blood drive next Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Scheduling an appointment makes the most efficient use of your time and helps Red Cross staff and volunteers schedule a full day and productive blood drive at the Globe Elks Post 2809.
Or use the convenient online make-your-own-appointment system at redcrossblood.org; search using the keyword 85501 for the January date - and pick your choice of available times.
First-time donors are always welcome, too. The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of ‘whole blood’ is given, usually takes about an hour.
A few guidelines for new donors include:
Be at least 17 years old; Be in good general health and feeling well; have not donated blood in the last 56 days; weigh at least 110 pounds. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors