Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross

May 23, 2022

Donors have chance to win VIP trip to Graceland and more by coming to give in June

Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock and roll icon. He was also a blood donor himself! While times have changed, the need for blood has not - donors can leave a lasting legacy themselves by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation with the American Red Cross.

In honor of the new Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis, all who come to give in the month of June will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland for two, including round-trip airfare to Memphis, plus a three-night stay at The Guest House and Elvis Entourage VIP tour, courtesy of Graceland, a custom-wrapped Gibson Epiphone guitar and more. Additionally, those who come to donate June 1-30 will also receive a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.*

It's critically important the Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply for patients this summer. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Final days of COVID-19 antibody testing

All Red Cross blood, platelet and plasma donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies through June 3. Donors can learn if their donation has the antibody levels needed to potentially help COVID-19 patients with a weakened immune system.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities June 1-15:

Audrain

Laddonia

6/14/2022: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 301 Maple Street

Mexico

6/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus - Mexico, 9584 State Hwy 15

6/13/2022: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Church of God Holiness, 1215 West Boulevard

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Boone

Columbia

6/1/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/1/2022: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rusk Rehabilitation Center, 315 Business Loop 70 W

6/2/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stephens College, 6 N College Ave

6/2/2022: 10:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/3/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/3/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Battle of the Badges, Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Drive

6/4/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/5/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/6/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/7/2022: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/8/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/9/2022: 10:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/9/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Columbia Honda, 1650 Heriford Rd

6/10/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/10/2022: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Dr

6/11/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/12/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/12/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 903 Bernadette

6/13/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/14/2022: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

6/15/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., GME Supply, 1391 E Boone Industrial Drive

6/15/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

Hallsville

6/8/2022: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hallsville Community Center, 324 E Hwy Oo

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Clay

Kansas City

6/3/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Harrah's North Kansas City Resort and Casino, 1 Riverboat Drive

Kearney

6/9/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 East, State Rte 92

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Cole

Jefferson City

6/1/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Highway Patrol Troop HQ, 1510 E Elm

6/1/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/2/2022: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/3/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/3/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Missouri Secretary of State, 600 W. Main Street

6/4/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/5/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/6/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/7/2022: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/8/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/9/2022: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Missouri Hospital Association, 4712 Country Club Drive

6/9/2022: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/10/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/10/2022: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., The LINC, 1299 Lafayette Street

6/11/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/12/2022: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/13/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/14/2022: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

6/14/2022: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Department of Social Services, 615 Howerton Court

6/15/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Truman Building, 301 W High St.

6/15/2022: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

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Daviess

Gallatin

6/10/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 211 Ash

Winston

6/15/2022: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Winston R6 School, 200 West Third Street

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Gasconade

Hermann

6/6/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, Hwy 100 & 16th

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Howard

Fayette

6/2/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., L.T.S Club/St Joseph Parish, 306 S Cleveland St

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Jackson

Grandview

6/8/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ruskin Company, 3900 Dr. Greaves Road

Independence

6/9/2022: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Bass Pro Shop Independence, 18001 Bass Pro Drive

Kansas City

6/2/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, 1709 Walnut Steet

6/2/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Salvation Army Eastside, 3013 East 9th Street

6/6/2022: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kirk Family YMCA, 222 W 11th St

6/15/2022: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main Street

Lees Summit

6/7/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Summit Ridge Medical Plaza, 600 NW Murray Rd

6/14/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Unity Village, 1901 NW Blue Parkway

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Johnson

Warrensburg

6/8/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Elks Lodge Warrensburg, 822 E. Young Street

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Miller

Eldon

6/13/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Eldon Community Center, 309 E. 2nd St.

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Moniteau

California

6/8/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Paul Lutheran Church, 207 N. Owen

Tipton

6/8/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, South Osage

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Monroe

Madison

6/1/2022: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Madison C-3 School, 309 Thomas Street

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Morgan

Stover

6/9/2022: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stover Community Center, 600 Legion Drive

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Osage

Linn

6/1/2022: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., LSC Communications, 1799 Hwy 50 East

6/1/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Notre Dame Hall, 611 East Main St

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Phelps

Rolla

6/3/2022: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I, 1301 Nagogami Road West

6/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 693 Forum Drive

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Polk

Bolivar

6/9/2022: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1575 E Mt. Gilead Rd

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Randolph

Clark

6/15/2022: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 1046 HWY P

Huntsville

6/8/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Westran High School, 601 Hornet Lane

Moberly

6/6/2022: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Central Christian Church, 201 S. 4th St.

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Saline

Marshall

6/2/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Missouri Valley College Malcolm Center, 500 E. College

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Vernon

Nevada

6/15/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 301 East Highland Avenue

Health insights for donors

At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

Blood drive safety

The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass[(R)] to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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