Red Cross sets local Blood Mobile dates

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month – a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission.

Blood Mobile visits will be in Hood River on March 25, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Oregon National Guard Armory Hood River, 12th and Belmont streets, and in Parkdale on March 31, 1 to 6 p.m., Mt. Hood Town Hall Parkdale, 6575 Highway 35.

By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities, or creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive online at and asking others to make a lifesaving donation.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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