Donate Blood at Local Blood Drives within the Uintah Basin

Save a life, donate blood or plasma through The American Red Cross, within Uintah County at the following blood drive locations:

 

Monday, February 22, 2021, at the Uintah County Library- 204 East 100 N, Vernal UT from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Warriors Warehouse- 1095 W 500 S, Vernal UT from 10:00 am to 3:00 PM.  

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Springhill Suites-1205 W Highway 40, Vernal UT from 1:00 to 6:00 PM 

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Uintah Community Center, 610 Vernal Avenue, Vernal, UT from  02:00 PM - 07:00 PM.

 

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood today with the American Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or activating the Blood Scheduling Skill for Amazon Alexa.

“Blood and plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19 may have the power to help critically ill patients currently battling the virus,” said Dr. Erin Goodhue, Red Cross medical director of clinical services. “With hospital distributions for convalescent plasma increasing about 250% since October, these generous donations are vital in helping to save lives throughout the winter – a time that is often challenging to collect enough blood products for those in need.”

As COVID-19 cases have risen across the U.S., so has the need for convalescent plasma – leading to a shortage of this potentially lifesaving blood product. Like “special teams” units on the field, COVID-19 survivors have a unique ability to make a game-changing difference in the lives of COVID-19 patients. Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 may have antibodies in their plasma that could provide a patient’s immune system the boost it needs to beat the virus. For more information go to RedCrossBlood.org,