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Give back this Holiday by Giving Blood

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Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 8:44 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Give back this holiday by giving blood at blood drives near you. WOWT and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska want to thank you for supporting the Red Cross #WeGiveBlood Holiday Blood Drive.

All appointments for the #WeGiveBlood Holiday Blood Drive have been filled. But we encourage you to find future blood drives near you and make an appointment if you’d like to donate. To schedule your appointment at Red Cross, simply follow any of the steps below and you’ll be able to donate your blood at a time and date that works for you.

To make an appointment to donate:

  • Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app
  • Visit RedCrossBlood.org
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
  • Enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device
  • Use Rapid Pass to save time at your donation. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to access.

The American Red Cross Holiday Special Event Blood Drive is one of the largest blood drives in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area. The drive collects hundreds of units of blood during a time of year when many people are focused on “giving.”

In addition to standard protocols of wearing gloves and using sterile collection sets, they’ll be taking the utmost precautions during the drive, including requiring appointments, temperature checks, social distancing, face masks, enhanced disinfecting and more.

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific health concerns.

We thank you again for helping The Red Cross and our community.

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