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Donate Blood and Receive an Amazon Gift Card

In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. – Courtesy photo

Come to give by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card in thanks

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-(800)-733-2767.

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Arcadia

– Dec. 3: 2 – 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1881 S. 1st Ave.

– Dec. 17: 1 – 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Monrovia

– Dec. 6: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monrovia High School, 845 W. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena

– Nov. 27: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 133 N. Altadena Dr., Suite 103

– Nov. 28: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Nov. 29: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Nov. 30: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maranatha High School, 169 S. Saint John Ave.

– Nov. 30: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 1: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 2: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 3: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 4: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 5: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 6: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 7: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 8: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 9: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 10: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 11: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 12: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 13: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 14: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 15: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 16: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 17: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 18: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

– Dec. 19: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

November 27, 2018

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