American Red Cross Hosting Memorial Day Blood Drives

May 19, 2013

Drawing opportunity and giveaway for all presenting donors

Portland, OR (May 20, 2013) — Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, the holiday’s true meaning is undeniable, to honor members of the United States Armed Forces. Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day.

To kick off the summer season, all presenting donors at the Portland  and Vancouver donor centers before and after the Memorial Day holiday, between May 23 and 31, could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards.*    

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

All presenting donors at the following blood drives will receive a stadium seat cushion to use while watching summer sports and other fun activities.

Portland Donor Center
3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland
Saturday, May 25  |  7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, May 27  |  7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Central Oregon Donor Center
815 SW Bond St., Suite 110, Bend
Friday, May 24  |  9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday, May 27  |  1:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Medford Donor Center
1174 Progress Dr., Suite 102, Medford
Friday, May 24  |  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, May 27  |  12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Clark County Donor Center
5109 NE 82nd Ave., Vancouver
Saturday, May 25  |  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday, May 27  |  1:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Roseburg Donor Center
1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg
Friday, May 24  |  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday, May 27  |  12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Tri-Cities Donor Center
447 Wellsian Way, Richland
Friday, May 24  |  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, May 27  |  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Salem Donor Center
475 Cottage Street NE, Suite 110, Salem
Friday, May 24  |  8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Monday, May 27  |  8:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Yakima Donor Center
302 S. 2nd Street, Yakima
Friday, May 24  |  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, May 27  |  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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How to donate blood

To schedule your appointment or for more information, simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or schedule your appointment online. 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.

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 or join our blog at