The Red Cross is synonymous with blood drives and natural disasters. But it is also very ingrained in your community. A fire in your neighborhood that displaces a family? The Red Cross was probably there helping them out. A neighbor gets into an accident and needs blood? The Red Cross probably got the blood for them. It is a very important organization.
The last 12 months have been very hard for the Red Cross. Massive hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, massive wild fires out west and other situations have left the organization in definite need of some public donations.
Today (March 28th) is American Red Cross Giving Day. If you are able to make a donation, money or with blood, please consider doing so. An easy way is to text "RedCross" to 90999 to make an instant ten-dollar donation.
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to help address a winter blood donation shortage. Severe weather has forced more than 150 blood drive cancellations already this year causing thousands of donations to go uncollected. During National #BloodDonorMonth, we urge you to make an appointment to give today and help patients in need at redcrossblood.org