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Upcoming Red Cross blood donation opportunities in Huntsville

Focus on hand holding a bouncy ball while blood donation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The American Red Cross is urging people to donate blood or platelets for patients in need during the holiday season.

The organization says a decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Medical conditions and emergencies that require blood don’t stop for the holidays.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting their website or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Red Cross is thanking those who carve out time to give Nov. 21-24 with a long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities are as follows:

Huntsville

  • 11/16/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/17/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/18/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/19/2018: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/20/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Progress Bank Huntsville, 201 Williams Avenue SW
  • 11/20/2018: 12:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/21/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/23/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/24/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/25/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW
  • 11/26/2018: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Huntsville Blood Donation Center, 1015 Airport Rd., SW