Donor turnout sharply declines while patient needs remain high 

BALTIMORE, MD (Sept. 27, 2021) — The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to overcome this current shortage.

Blood donor turnout has reached the lowest levels of the year as many delayed giving amid a return to the workplace and in-person learning, as well as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country due to the delta variant. As cases spiked in August, blood donor participation decreased about 10%, but blood product distributions to hospitals have remained strong, significantly outpacing blood donations in recent weeks.  

Historically low inventory levels

The national Red Cross blood inventory is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2015, with less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks. The supply of types O positive and O negative blood, the most needed blood types by hospitals, dropped to less than a half-day supply at times over the last month − well below the ideal five-day supply. 

“Fall is typically a time when the blood supply rebounds as donors are more available to give than during the busy summer months, but this year has presented a unique and serious challenge,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer for the Red Cross. “While it’s clear the pandemic continues to weigh heavily on our minds, the Red Cross asks the public to remember donating blood and platelets is essential to the many patients that rely on lifesaving transfusions every day.”

Don’t wait. People across the country depend on the generosity of blood donors. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

  • As a thank-you, all those who come to donate through Sept. 30 and help tackle the emergency blood shortage will receive a limited-edition football-inspired T-shirt while supplies last, plus a coupon for a free haircut via email from Sport Clips Haircuts.* 
  • All those who come to donate in October will receive a link by email to claim a free Zaxby’s® Signature Sandwich reward or get a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice.**

Blood drive safety 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 27-Oct.15

MD

Anne Arundel

Annapolis

9/28/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Annapolis Moose Lodge 296, 1890 Crownsville Rd

10/1/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Busch Annapolis Library, 1410 West Street

10/12/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Annapolis Moose Lodge 296, 1890 Crownsville Rd

Crofton

10/14/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 1800 Seton Drive

Edgewater

10/6/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W Central Ave

Gambrills

10/6/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Village Commons Community Center COVID-19, 1326 Main Chapel Way,

10/13/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mid Atlantic Community Church, 2485 Davidsonville Road

Glen Burnie

9/27/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

9/28/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

9/29/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

9/30/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/1/2021: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, 7436 Balto/Annapolis blvd.

10/1/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway

10/2/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/3/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/4/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/5/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/6/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/7/2021: 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/9/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/10/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/11/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/12/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/13/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

10/14/2021: 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 114

Odenton

10/8/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis rd

Severn

10/9/2021: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Severn Covenant Church, 20 Gambrills Road

Severna Park

10/4/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Boulevard

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Baltimore

Baltimore

9/27/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

9/28/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

9/29/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

9/30/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/2/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/3/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/4/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/5/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/6/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/7/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/9/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/10/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/11/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/12/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/12/2021: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., American Legion #180, 1331 Seling Avene

10/13/2021: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive

10/13/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

10/14/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., White Marsh Blood Donation Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 118

Catonsville

9/30/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 200 Ingleside Ave

Gwynn Oak

10/2/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Concord Baptist Church, 5204 Liberty Heights Avenue

10/9/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Black and Brown Bridges at Bethany Church of Christ, 1932 gwynn oak ave

Kingsville

10/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fork United Methodist Church, 12828 Fork RD

Lutherville

9/27/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

9/28/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

9/29/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

9/30/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/2/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/3/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/4/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/5/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/6/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/7/2021: 9:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/8/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road

10/9/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/10/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/11/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/12/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/13/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

10/14/2021: 9:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Timonium Blood Donation Center, 2405 York Road, Suite 300

Owings Mills

10/8/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Liberty Church, PCA, 11301 Liberty Road

Sparrows Point

10/13/2021: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 2678, 6521 North Point Rd

Towson

9/30/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Univ of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center – Irwin Center, 7601 Osler Drive

10/12/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Univ of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center – Irwin Center, 7601 Osler Drive

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Baltimore City

Baltimore

9/27/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

9/28/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., SMC Campus Center University of Maryland Medical Systems, 621 West Lombard Street, 3rd floor

9/28/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Weinberg Building, 227 St Paul Place

9/29/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Morgan State University, 1700 E. Coldspring Lane

9/29/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

9/30/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter Street

9/30/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., BEF at Revival Hotel, Revival Hotel at Mt. Vernon, 101 W. Monument St

9/30/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/1/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street

10/2/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/3/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/4/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/6/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 720 Rutland Avenue

10/6/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/7/2021: 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., VFW Post 3065, 1202 Union Avenue

10/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/8/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., UMMS at MSTF, 685 W Baltimore Street

10/9/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/11/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/12/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., SMC Campus Center University of Maryland Medical Systems, 621 West Lombard Street, 3rd floor

10/13/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 720 Rutland Avenue

10/13/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

10/13/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Revival at Mt. Vernon Place, 101 West Monument Street

10/14/2021: 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Baltimore Mt Hope Blood Donation Center, 4700 Mt Hope Drive

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Calvert

Huntingtown

10/1/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Nicholas Luthern Church, 1450 Plum Point Rd

10/9/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, 1450 Plum Point Rd

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Carroll

Eldersburg

10/9/2021: 6:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Road

Finksburg

10/5/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Gamber Road

Hampstead

10/7/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1373 North Main Street

Manchester

10/11/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Bible Church of North Carroll, 3250 Charmil Drive

Sykesville

10/4/2021: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Freedom Optimist Community Center, 6315 Sykesville Road

10/7/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church, 1391 Sykesville Road

Westminster

9/27/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Westminster Baptist Church, 354 Crest Lane

9/27/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion #31, 2 Sycamore Street

10/1/2021: 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Carroll Hospital East Pavilion, 291 Stoner Ave

10/1/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Carroll Hospital East Pavilion, 291 Stoner Ave

10/5/2021: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Carroll Community College A Building, 1601 Washington Road

10/6/2021: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Carroll Community College A Building, 1601 Washington Road

10/7/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Best Western Westminster Catering and Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive

10/11/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion #31, 2 Sycamore Street

10/11/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Boulevard

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Charles

Bryans Road

10/1/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department, 3099 Livingston Road

La Plata

9/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway

Waldorf

9/27/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crane Highway

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Frederick

Emmitsburg

10/14/2021: 2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Emmitsburg Vigilant Hose Activity Building, 17701 Creamery Rd.

Frederick

9/27/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

9/28/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

9/29/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Calvary UMC-Frederick, 131 W Second St.

9/29/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ LDS, 1811 Latham Dr.

9/29/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

9/29/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Calvary UMC-Frederick, 131 W Second St.

10/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/2/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/2/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt Carmel United Methodist Church, 9411 Baltimore Road

10/3/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/4/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/5/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/6/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/7/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive

10/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/8/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Residence Inn Marriott, 5230 Westview Drive

10/9/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/10/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/11/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/12/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/13/2021: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Frederick Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 120

10/14/2021: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Frederick Moose Lodge #371, 828 E Patrick St.

Monrovia

9/29/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bush Creek Church of the Brethren, 4821A Green Valley Road

Mount Airy

10/9/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Michael’s Catholic Church, 1125 St Michaels Rd.

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Harford

Aberdeen

10/13/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Aberdeen Ironbirds, 873 Long DR

Abingdon

9/27/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, 1309-Q Continental DR

Bel Air

10/1/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville RD

10/4/2021: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, 2430 Conowingo RD

10/5/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville RD

10/7/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Town of Bel air Armory, 37 N. Main ST, Town of Bel Air Armory

10/14/2021: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton RD

Edgewood

10/6/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 17, 415 Edgewood RD

Forest Hill

10/7/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Christ Fellowship Church, 135 Industry Lane

Havre de Grace

10/1/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bulle Rock Fitness and Aquatic Center, 1200 Bulle Rock Parkway

10/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, 1601 Level Rd

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Howard

Columbia

9/27/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

9/28/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

9/28/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Town Center/ vacant store on the lower level near Nordstrom and across from Z Gallerie, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy

9/29/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

9/30/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/2/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/3/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/4/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/5/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/6/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/7/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/9/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/10/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/11/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/12/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/13/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/14/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400

10/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Columbia Town Center/ vacant store on the lower level near Nordstrom and across from Z Gallerie, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Ellicott City

10/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mission BBQ, 3410 Plumtree Drive

Lisbon

9/30/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 1200 Madison Street

Scaggsville

9/28/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Emmanuel UMC, 10755 Scaggsville Road

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Queen Annes

Queenstown

9/28/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 7113 Maryland Ave

Stevensville

10/12/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Am Legion Kent Island Post 278, 800 Romancoke road

Save time during donation 

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.

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 who require trait-negative blood. 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.  

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 not-for-profit 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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*Terms and conditions apply. Additional information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Sport-Clips.

**Terms and conditions apply. Additional information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Zaxbys.

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