American-Red-Cross-Blood-Drive 2016With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and urging healthy individuals to join them in giving.

The Red Cross continues to urge healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give blood to ensure hospitals can meet patient needs. 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 by April 30 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at

Plymouth Blood Drives:

Wednesday, April 21st at the Plymouth Public Library located at 201 North Center Street from 1 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 29th at the Plymouth Community Church located at 11802 Lincoln Highway from 1 P.M. – 7 P.M.