Urgent call for blood donations: Jan. 13 Red Cross Blood Drive in Rockport
The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations during the winter season and is urging all eligible donors to donate at an upcoming blood drive in Rockport, at the Masonic Hall on Jan. 13.
The drive is from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Introducing Rapid Pass, which offers donors a way to complete their prereading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office, reducing the time they spend at blood drives by as much as 15 minutes. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.