Several weeks ago, the American Red Cross put out an emergency call for blood donations. There are now several dates you can help out in the coming weeks.

In early January, The Red Cross revealed that they were 37,000 donations short of what they needed in November and December, due to more than 100 cancelled blood drives at the end of the year. To try and make up for the loss, they are asking for your donations now. Here are some upcoming dates for blood drives in the local area:

  • Monday, January 30, 2017
    • Grant Wood Chapter Neighborhood Blood Drive
    • 6300 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017
    • Grant Wood Chapter Neighborhood Blood Drive
    • 6300 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Monday, February 6, 2017
    • Grant Wood Chapter Neighborhood Blood Drive
    • 6300 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, February 10, 2017
    • Newman Catholic Student Center
    • 104 E Jefferson St, Iowa City
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 2017
    • Grant Wood Chapter Neighborhood Blood Drive
    • 6300 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, February 20, 2017
    • Grant Wood Chapter Neighborhood Blood Drive
    • 6300 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    • Cornell College
    • 600 1st St, Mount Vernon
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, February 27, 2017
    • Grant Wood Chapter Neighborhood Blood Drive
    • 6300 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

You can also schedule a donation on the Blood Donor App, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by visiting redcrossblood.org.