Red Cross Needs Blood Donations Labor Day Weekend

If you're off this long Labor Day weekend... and you're looking for something to do, you could take a little of your time off to give blood.

The Red Cross said it needs blood and platelet donations. 

“The Red Cross appreciates all those who have made it a priority to give this summer. Between back-to-school planning and end-of-summer activities, this time of year can be an especially difficult time to collect blood,” said Mario Sedlock, director of donor recruitment for the Red Cross Alabama and Central Gulf Coast and Southern Blood Services Regions. “The Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region needs to collect more than 200 blood donations this Labor Day weekend. Eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood or platelets.”

To make an appointment to donate, click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who donate during Labor Day weekend will get a limited-edition Red Cross t-shirt.