Information about donating blood
To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, people may follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease.
Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease. Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.
The Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fully vaccinated individuals, including staff and donors, no longer need to wear masks or socially distance. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be required to wear masks and socially distance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.
Blood donation opportunities in Marinette and Menominee counties through July 15 include:
July 13: 12 p.m.—5 p.m., Cornerstone Assembly of God, Cty Rd A and Cty Rd C
July 16: 10 a.m.—3 p.m., New Life Church, 115 US-141
July 7: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pine Tree Mall, 2800 Roosevelt Road
July 28: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Tree Mall, 2800 Roosevelt Road
July 14: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 1309 14th Ave.
July 19: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beecher Town Hall, W7971 County Trunk Z
July 19: Noon to 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran, 331 Pine Street
July 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion, W5544 River Rd