Give hope to cancer patients by giving blood with the Red Cross

Published 6:52 am Saturday, October 13, 2018


News release

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to give blood or

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platelets to support cancer patients and others.

Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. 

Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood

Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at

An upcoming blood donation opportunity will be held 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Campbellsville University Harrodsburg, 1150 Danville Road, Harrodsburg.