POCONO MANOR, PA — Donors from the Pocono region are invited to roll up a sleeve for an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, located at 250 Kalahari Blvd. in Pocono Manor.
Schedule an appointment
The blood drive is sponsored by Eyewitness News WBRE/WYOU and the Lehigh Valley Health Network and will be held in conjunction with the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Wellness Fair, which runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome as space and time allow. To schedule an appointment, click here or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code KALAHARIPOCONO or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
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.