Red Cross Dealing With "Emergency" Blood Shortage

Alan Scaia
July 09, 2018 - 11:58 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Red Cross says blood donations have plummeted as regular donors go on vacation. The Red Cross says it received 15,000 fewer donations last week as a result of the Fourth of July.

"The bottom line: We need more people to donate," says the Red Cross' Jan Hale. "We need new donors, we need those who are regular donors but have been putting off their donation."

Hale says the need for blood also increases as more people may get hurt outside during the middle of summer or more people get hurt in car crashes while they travel for vacation.

"I can tell you right now, blood is being delivered to hospitals faster than it's coming in," says the Red Cross' Jan Hale.

In addition to the drop in donations, Hale says businesses set up 550 fewer blood drives last week because of the Fourth of July.

The Red Cross has set up dozens of blood donation opportunities across North Texas through the rest of the month.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 9-31:

Collin County

Allen
7/16/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 205 Central Expressway N
7/18/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kids 'R' Kids of West Allen, 1223 Alma Drive
7/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., PFS, 505 Millennium Dr
 
Mc Kinney
8/1/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Watson & Chalin Manufacturing Inc., 725 E. University Dr.
 
McKinney
7/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross Dallas Chapter McKinney Branch, 1450 Red Bud Blvd
7/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, 5252 W. University Drive
 
Plano
7/12/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Campus at Legacy, 5340 Legacy Drive
7/15/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Domaine, 6400 Windcrest Drive
7/17/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Plano, 4700 Alliance Blvd.
7/19/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Preston Park Plaza, 4975 Preston Park Blvd., Suite 15
7/26/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lincoln R&D in Legacy IV Building 1, 6500 Pinecrest Dr., Ste 100
7/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 6408 Plano Pkwy

Dallas County
 
Carrollton
7/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Titan Chair Company, 1303 Marsh Ln.
7/31/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Covenant Church, 2644 E Trinity Mills Rd
 
Dallas
7/16/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter BUS, 4800 Harry Hines
7/18/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Crescent Real Estate, 200 Crescent Court
7/18/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Internal Revenue Service, 4050 Alpha Rd.
7/24/2018: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston, Roberts Building 17th floor
7/24/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., 8111 Westchester Drive
7/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston, Roberts Building 17th floor
7/26/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foundry Commercial, 8144 Walnut Hill Ln.
7/28/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lochwood Branch Library, 11221 Lochwood Blvd
8/2/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd.
8/3/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expy.
 
Duncanville
7/9/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Duncanville Public Library, 201 James Collins Blvd
 
Garland
7/10/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Prism Electric, Inc., 2985 Market St.
7/12/2018: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jack L. May Field Operations Complex, 2343 Forest Lane
7/13/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Shiloh Oaks Apartments, 2379 Apollo Rd
7/17/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., ASI Gymnastics Firewheel, 5002 George Bush Frwy
7/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Best Buy Store 1412, 3171 N George Bush Fwy
 
Grand Prairie
7/16/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Republic National Distributing Company, 1010 Isuzu Parkway
7/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fairview Baptist Church Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute, 1202 Small Street
8/1/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Arlington Career Institute, 901 Ave. K
 
Irving
7/9/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 400 E Airport
7/10/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Intellicenter, 3701 Regent Blvd
 
Mesquite
7/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A  Mesquite, 1600 N. Town East Blvd
 
Richardson
7/21/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Islamic Association of North Texas, 840 Abrams Rd.

Denton County
 
Carrollton
7/15/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Carrollton Campus, 4141 International Parkway
 
Denton
7/21/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 West Oak Street
 
Flower Mound
7/9/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1901 Timber Creek Rd
7/14/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morris Road
 
Frisco
7/13/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Medical City Frisco, 5500 Frisco Square Blvd
7/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Half Price Books, 3221 Preston Rd.
 
Lewisville
7/27/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Toyota, 1547 S Stemmons Frwy
 
Little Elm
7/28/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunset Pointe, 2300 Dawn Mist Dr.
 
The Colony
7/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Nebraska Furniture Mart, 5600 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr.

Ellis County
 
Ennis
7/24/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., City Real Estate, 101 N.W. Main Street
 
Waxahachie
7/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Waxahachie Family YMCA, 100 YMCA Dr

Hill County
 
Whitney
7/17/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Whitney High School, 1400 N. Brazos

Jack County
 
Jacksboro
7/19/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 200 N Knox

Johnson County
 
Burleson
7/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Burleson Honda, 632 North Burleson Blvd.

Kaufman County
 
Forney
7/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Chick-Fil-a Forney, 900 E. US Highway 80
7/31/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Chick-Fil-a Forney, 900 E. US Highway 80

Navarro County
 
Corsicana
7/21/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 105 N 4th St

Rockwall County

Rockwall
8/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Half Price Books Rockwall, 959 I-30

Tarrant County
 
Arlington
8/1/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., My Computer Career, 1701 E Lamar Blvd
 
Fort Worth
7/10/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baylor All Saints Medical Center, 1400 8th Avenue
7/31/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Frost Bank, 3000 S. Hulen Street
8/2/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Medical City Alliance, 3101 N. Tarrant Parkway
8/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lowe's Lake Worth, 3500 northwest centre drive
8/4/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brown Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Dr.
8/4/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Northside Community Center, 1100 Northwest 18th St
 
Grapevine
7/20/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., DealerBuilt, 1225 S. Main Street, STE 201
7/27/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Suite 525
7/30/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 1650 West College Street
 
Mansfield
7/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Life Time Fitness, 1551 Debbie Lane
 
Saginaw
7/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saginaw Walmart, 1401 N Saginaw Blvd