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Red Cross Blood Drive Begins This Weekend

 


CULVER The nation's blood supply shortage has reached a critical point. The Red Cross is urging people to donate.

There is an especially large demand for type O donations; the country has about a one-day supply of the highly needed blood type, according to the Red Cross.

Hospitals are treating a high number of traumatic injuries this summer. There is also high demand fororgan transplants and elective surgeries.

The Red Cross has distributed about 12 percent more blood donations to hospitals across the U.S. this year compared with the same time last year.

Here are the Red Cross blood drives coming up in the Culver City area in the next few weeks. You can search for additional Red Cross blood drives from a wider area here.

8/1/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/2/2021: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/2/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 46, 5309 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/3/2021: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/6/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/7/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/9/2021: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/10/2021: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/12/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 46, 5309 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/13/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/14/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

8/15/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd (Culver City)

Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by the American Red Cross. The local blood drives included in the list are limited to those at the time the Red Cross data was pulled. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org for the most current listing of drives. Please report any errors or other feedback to content@patch.com. Know of another blood drive coming up in your area? You can add it to the Patch calendar using this form.

People who have received a coronavirus vaccine can donate blood so long as they are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer's name, according to the American Red Cross. There is no waiting period after getting a vaccine dose.

In most states, donors need to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health; some states allow 16-year-olds to donate with parental consent. Donors 18 years old and younger need to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. Appointments can be made via the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, online or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

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