Philadelphia Blood Drive Looking For Donations This April

By Duane Beckett
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If you’re in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Red Cross needs your help with blood donations this April. There are countless Philadelphia 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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Philadelphia Blood Drive Dates

4/9/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/9/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/9/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Red Cross House, 4000 Powelton Avenue

4/10/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/10/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/10/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Salt & Light Church, 5736 Chester Ave

4/11/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/11/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/12/2021: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Church, 10800 Knights Road

4/12/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave

4/12/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Independence Visitor Center, 41 North 6th Street

4/12/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/12/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/12/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Church, 10800 Knights Road

4/13/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Church, 10800 Knights Road

4/13/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/13/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/14/2021: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., American Red Cross, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/14/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Red Cross Eastern PA, 2221 Chestnut Street

4/14/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Red Cross House, 4000 Powelton Avenue

4/14/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/14/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/14/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Eastern PA, 2221 Chestnut Street

4/15/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fitler Club, 1 S. 24th Street

4/15/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Eastern PA, 2221 Chestnut Street

4/15/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Girard College Armory, 2101 S. College Avenue

4/15/2021: 11 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/15/2021: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/16/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn Street

4/16/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/16/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Red Cross, 700 Spring Garden Street

4/16/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue

4/16/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Temple University Student Faculty Center, 3340 N. Broad Street

4/17/2021: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden Street

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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