If you’re in or around Dallas, Texas, the Red Cross needs your help with blood donations this April. There are countless Dallas blood drives taking place. Here’s what you need to know:
- Donors need to schedule an appointment via the Red Cross App, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
- All blood types are needed, especially type O.
- Donors need to be 17-years-old and weigh at least 110 pounds.
- You’ll need picture identification such as a driver’s license or an employee badge.
- And remember to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water prior to the donation.
Important: Red Cross blood drives follow coronavirus safety protocols. This includes temperature screening, social distancing, and face-coverings for donors and staff.
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Dallas Blood Drive Dates
4/11/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road
4/14/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Crescent Real Estate, 200 Crescent Court
4/16/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 2525 Wycliff
4/16/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lowe’s Dallas, 6011 Lemmon Avenue
4/16/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., White Rock Family YMCA, 7112 Gaston Avenue
4/17/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W Weatland Rd
4/18/2021: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 534 West 10th Street
4/18/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Red Cross Dallas Chapter, 2055 Kendall Dr.
4/19/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Red Cross Dallas Chapter, 2055 Kendall Drive
4/20/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Ln
4/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dallas Love Field Airport, 8008 Herb Kelleher Way
4/22/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Energy Transfer, 8111 Westchester Drive
More locations may have been added since the first announcement. To see if there are more head over to the Red Cross website.
COVID-19 Antibody Test Results
The COVID-19 pandemic has depleted the nation’s blood supply and your Red Cross blood donations will go towards recovering those supplies.
Full disclosure: All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. If antibodies are found, plasma from the donation may be used in convalescent treatments for COVID-19 patients.
All COVID-19 antibody test results will be available to donors within two weeks via the Red Cross Blood Donor App or online donor portal.
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