January blood drives in Douglas County

January 3, 2019

The American Red Cross wants to remind blood donors and those who are thinking of becoming a blood donor, that there are multiple opportunities to donate this month in Douglas County.

Red Cross officials say the winter months are especially tough for all types of blood donations because of the bad weather, when many people don’t get to the scheduled blood drives.

The winter season historically brings a decline in donations. This month, six blood drives are scheduled in the county.

Jan. 3 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Battle of the Badges at the Sutherlin Fire Station, 250 S. State St., Sutherlin.Jan. 4. — 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sutherlin Community CenterJan. 7 — 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Glide Community Drive at the Glide Rural Fire Station.Jan. 21 — 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Backside Brewery, 1640 NE Odell Ave., Roseburg. U.V. Habitat for Humanity, give a pint and get a pint.Jan 24 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Costco, 4141 NE Stephens St., RoseburgJan. 25 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fred Meyer ast 929 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg

Donors can 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). Donors may also visit the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center at 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd. in Roseburg.

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