American-Red-Cross-Blood-Drive 2016The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.

This spring, the Red Cross is teaming up with INDYCAR® to urge people to help keep the blood supply on track by donating blood or platelets. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

As a special thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets April 1-15 will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®. The Red Cross will also automatically enter all who come to give in April for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at

The need for blood doesn’t take a pit stop
When seconds count in the race to save lives, it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps most. More donors are needed now to help ensure hospitals are ready to respond to the needs of patients this month.

Every day – even during a pandemic – patients like Tara Brower rely on lifesaving blood products. In December 2020, Brower was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and relies on blood donations to keep fighting. She has received 46 units so far for her treatment.

“The gift of blood donations from selfless strangers allows me to continue my fight against AML,” said Brower. “I am truly grateful for these donors and their commitment to allow people like me to fight for our lives.”


Marshall County Blood Drives:

Plymouth: Thursday, April 1st from 11:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus located at 901 East Jefferson Street in Plymouth.

Bremen: Wednesday, April 7th from 11:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. at the St. Isidore Hall located at 803 West Bike Street in Bremen.