The American Red Cross needs your help | Community Spirit
CHARLOTTE, Iowa--Every day, patients across the country rely on blood and platelets donated through the American Red Cross. While the need is ongoing, the supply isn’t — especially around the holidays, when regular donors travel and spend time with family and friends and may forget to schedule an appointment.
Blood and platelet donations help save the lives of people like Amy Jones, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 10 years old and underwent chemotherapy treatments every six weeks. Like many cancer patients, Jones received several transfusions.
The only way to provide lifesaving blood and platelets for patients in need is through the generosity of donors. Donors can help the Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply this holiday season by making an appointment to donate at redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 147 Broadway St. in Charlotte, Iowa