Feb 17 - May 20, 2021
Red Cross Blood Drive Attucks Theatre
There’s no substitute for blood. When a patient receives blood, it was given in advance by a generous donor. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Join the American Red Cross at the Attucks Theatre and the Scope Arena Exhibition Hall this spring to donate blood and help save a life.
Please click here to save yourself some time by scheduling an appointment in advance. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. The test results will be available within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or on the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.
Join the Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease
About 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease. Most are of African descent. The disease causes red blood cells to harden and form a C-shape (like a sickle). When hardened, the cells can get caught in blood vessels and cause serious complications for patients. These complications can include severe pain, respiratory conditions, organ failure, and even stroke.
There is no widely used cure for sickle cell disease. However, the Red Cross supports one of the most critical sickle cell treatments of all – blood transfusions. For many patients, a close blood type match is essential and is found in donors of the same race or similar ethnicity. For more information and to learn how you can help, please visit RedCrossBlood.org/sicklecell.