Red Cross to hold blood drive at Poplar Bluff High School on March 1 | Events
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - March is Red Cross Month.
March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by former President Franklin Roosevelt. Since then, every president, including President Barack Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. The Red Cross has been helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies for more than 130 years.
Since World War II, the Red Cross has been meeting the needs of patients throughout the U.S. and today partners with more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers, providing blood products and specialized laboratory services. From cancer patients and accident victims to premature babies and those with blood disorders, someone needs blood every two seconds.
The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on March 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poplar Bluff High School at 1300 Victory Lane in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
To make an appointment to give blood and become an everyday hero, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
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