WAYNE – The Wayne Girl Scouts are teaming up with American Red Cross during a blood drive event to begin the month of August.
On Thursday, August 1 plan on visiting Journey Christian Church for the blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Journey is located at 1110 East 7th Street.
To schedule an appointment, contact Brandy Saltzman at 402-369-0569 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Also, for a faster donation time go to www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass on your mobile device. Donors can save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass.
By attending this blood drive, donors will assist girl scouts in Wayne in earning their badge.
According to a release from the Red Cross on Monday, currently they have less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood. Thanks to a one-million-dollar donation from Amazon, the Red Cross hopes to motivate donors to roll up a sleeve and alleviate the blood shortage across the country.
All who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross now through August 29 will receive a $5 Amazaon.com Gift Card via email.
A blood donation takes about an hour from start to finish as the actual donation itself lasts about 8-10 minutes.
For more information about the American Red Cross, call 1-800-RED Cross or go to redcrossblood.org/missingtypes.
Area upcoming blood donation opportunities: Counties
8/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Donald Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave.
8/3/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Store, 120 East Norfolk Ave.
8/5/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Northern Heights Baptist Church Norfolk, 3000 Harvest View Dr, Old Hadar Rd
8/6/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 105 E. Norfolk Ave., Suite 400
8/7/2019: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Family First Dental Norfolk, 2104 Taylor Av
8/12/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Norfolk Public Library, 308 W Prospect Ave
8/13/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 105 E. Norfolk Ave., Suite 400
8/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Faith Regional Health Services-West Campus, 2700 West Norfolk Ave
8/6/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Osmond City Hall, Main Street
8/14/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 506 S. 2nd Street
8/1/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Journey Christian Church, 1110 E 7th St