Blood donations typically decline during the summer months, especially around the Independence Day holiday.
The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible blood donors of all blood types, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative blood,to make and keep donation appointments to help maintain the blood supply and prevent a shortage.
With your help, we can make this happen – ensuring blood is available now and all summer long to help save lives in our community and across the country.
This summer, there are 100 chances to give hope with the Red Cross by giving blood. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to learn more and make an appointment.
Below is a list of local American Red Cross blood donation opportunities from July 1 through July 15 in the Santa Cruz area.
- 7/1/2014: 11 a.m - 5 p.m. - Whole Foods Capitola, 1710 41st Ave., Capitola.
- 7/2/2014: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Dr., Aptos.
- 7/3/2014: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street, Santa Cruz.
- 7/14/2014: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street , Santa Cruz.