KGON 92.3 Classic Rock sponsors blood drive in three locations
PORTLAND/SALEM, Ore. (July 13, 2017) – Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and KGON 92.3 Classic Rock. The community can help save lives at the Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive Tuesday, July 25, to Saturday, July 29.
Volunteer blood donors can help make this summer event a great success during a particularly difficult time for blood donations. The Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types. Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. By sponsoring this annual event, KGON 92.3 Classic Rock helps ensure blood is available for hospital patients including premature babies, accident victims, cancer patients and many more.
All who come out to donate will receive a commemorative Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve T-shirt, free admission to the Clark County Fair and refreshments, while supplies last.
Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive
Portland Blood Donation Center
3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
Tuesday, July 25, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clark County Vancouver Blood Donation Center
5109 NE 82nd Ave.
Tuesday, July 25, 1:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Salem Blood Donation Center
475 Cottage St. NE Suite 110
Tuesday, July 25, 1:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26, 1:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged, though walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule a donation, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS and use the sponsor code 1TRKGON.
How to donate blood
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 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.