Malloy donates blood to American Red Cross

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There is a blood drive set for 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday, January 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville.

"We have a critical shortage this time of year, and so that is possibly delaying procedures for people who need that blood", said Melissa Papini, the local Red Cross' Disaster Program manager. Hrouda was 25 weeks pregnant with her fourth child when she began bleeding. This allows donors throughout the country to contribute to the national blood supply and potentially help patients locally and in storm-affected areas.Eligible donors can find a blood or platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The gift of blood (the gift of life) is so important and desperately needed. As a result, Canadian Blood Services was unable to collect approximately 400 blood donations. She received 14 units of blood and seven units of plasma before she and her newborn son, Rusher, were flown to a nearby hospital.

The Red Cross provides information on its website about where you can donate.

It's called Blood Donor and it's available for Android and IOS devices. We need your donation and time! He's just the kind of donor organizations like the Red Cross are looking for. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all require blood to save their lives.

It takes over 3,000 blood donations a week for Bonfils to meet patient needs-and to be ready for the unexpected-in Colorado. You can even schedule your next donation with the click of a button.

Wilmont: 2 to 7 p.m. January 23, Wilmont Community Center, 310 Fourth Ave.

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