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Red Cross needs donors, assures safe blood donations

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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-American Red Cross reports blood drives are being canceled at an alarming rate across the country due to fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across the country, 4,500 blood drives were canceled, resulting in 150,000 fewer blood donations.

Local Red Cross workers say they understand the concern, but say blood drive teams take precautions to make sure the public is kept safe.

And, the agency says healthy blood donors are needed more than ever.

Red Cross employees have implemented added precautions to ensure blood drives and donation centers are safe for both donors and staff. Anyone who is health is encouraged to make an appointment.

POCATELLO SAVES LIVES BLOOD DRIVES

WHERE: American Red Cross in the Pine Ridge Mall (come in by Planet Fitness) 4155 Yellowstone, Pocatello ID

  • Tuesday, March 24th, 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 10am-6pm
  • Thursday, March 26th, 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 10am-3pm
  • Thursday, April 2nd, 8am-1pm
  • Saturday, April 4th, 10am-4pm

IDAHO FALLS SAVES LIVES BLOOD DRIVES

WHERE: Idaho Falls Donation Center 1165 E 17th Street, Idaho Falls, ID

  • Tuesday, March 24th, 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 10am-6pm
  • Thursday, March 26th, 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday, March 31st, 10 am-6pm
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday, April 2nd, 10am-6pm

Schedule an appointment @ redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767)

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