The American Red Cross and KBER 101 FM want you to roll up a sleeve and donate blood at the annual Halloween Blood Drive on Monday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, at the Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center, 6616 S. 900 E.
The event is in its fourth year, and KBER’s Mick and Allen will broadcast the ‘Freak Show’ live from 2 to 6 p.m. All who come out to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and be eligible to win prizes including tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert on Nov. 22 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
KBER Halloween Blood Drive
Monday, Oct. 24
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center
6616 S. 900 E.
Right now, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall. On average, the Red Cross must collect 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
To make an appointment to donate blood at the KBER Halloween drive, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
How to donate blood
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification 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 have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports 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 perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.