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American Red Cross in need of blood donations

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 20:16:24-05

January in National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross is asking people to participate by giving.

Blood donors have been celebrated in January for nearly 50 years and the goal is to remind people to give during a difficult time.

The American Red Cross said busy holiday schedules, winter weather, and seasonal illness impact donor turnout and make it difficult to maintain a sufficient supply of blood.

Donor Recruitment representative Scott Shanahan said each donor can save up to three lives and the commitment doesn’t take your whole day.

“You know we try to tell people about 45 minutes to an hour, you can also do rapid pass, which is doing your health history questions online before you donate,” Shanahan said.

He added that if you prefer to do that, visit www.redcrossblood.org. It takes about 10-to-15 minutes to complete the process.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News

How to donate blood:

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 3-31:

  • Beaverhead County
  • Dillon
  • 1/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 715 East Bannak

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  • Cascade County
  • Belt
  • 1/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Marks Catholic Church, 128 Castner St
  • Great Falls
  • 1/3/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Broadwater Station, Broadwater Station, 300 Park drive south
  • 1/4/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/5/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/6/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/7/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/8/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/11/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/12/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/13/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/14/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/15/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/19/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/20/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/21/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/22/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/25/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/26/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/27/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/28/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Avenue South
  • 1/28/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South
  • 1/29/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Great Falls Blood Donation Center, 1300 28th Street South

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Flathead County

  • Bigfork
  • 1/7/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Avenue
  • Columbia Falls
  • 1/3/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., North Valley Community Center, 235 Nucleus Ave
  • Kalispell
  • 1/4/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/4/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Prestige Assisted Living, 125 Glenwood Dr
  • 1/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/11/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/12/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/18/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Kalispell City Hall Council Chamber, City Hall Council Chambers, 201 1st Ave East
  • 1/18/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/21/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/21/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 495 5th Ave WN
  • 1/23/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Kalispell Center Mall, Center Street
  • 1/24/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana, 1830 3rd Ave East Ste 102
  • 1/24/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Kalispell Ford, 2000 Rose Crossing
  • 1/25/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Kalispell Toyota, 2845 Hwy 93 South
  • 1/25/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/26/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rosauer’s Food and Drug, 2150 Hwy 93 South
  • 1/28/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 North Meridian Road
  • 1/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., The Church at Creston – Lutheran, 5447 Hwy 35
  • 1/30/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Kalispell Elks Lodge, 1820 Hwy 93S
  • 1/31/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., US Forest Service Offices, 650 Wolfpack Way
  • Whitefish
  • 1/11/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Park Side Credit Union, 1300 Baker Ave
  • 1/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., The Wave, 1250 Baker Ave

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Gallatin County

  • Belgrade
  • 1/24/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Belgrade Community Church, 119 S. Broadway
  • Big Sky
  • 1/10/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Big Sky Chapel, 510 Little Coyote Road
  • Bozeman
  • 1/3/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/4/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/7/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/8/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/9/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/10/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/11/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/11/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bozeman Federal Building, 10 East Babcock
  • 1/16/2019: 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Montana State University Student Union Building, MSU-SUB
  • 1/17/2019: 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Montana State University Student Union Building, MSU-SUB
  • 1/18/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/21/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/23/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Grace Bible Church, 3625 S. 19th Ave
  • 1/25/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/26/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gallatin Valley Mall, 2825 W. Main
  • 1/28/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bozeman Blood Donation Center, 300 North Willson
  • 1/28/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Commons, 1794 Baxter Lane East
  • Gallatin Gateway
  • 1/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gateway Community Center, 145 Mill Street
  • Manhattan
  • 1/14/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Manhattan Bank, 124 S. Broadway

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  • Glacier County
  • Cut Bank
  • 1/16/2019: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Civic Center, 800 E Railroad St

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Lake County

  • Charlo
  • 1/9/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Charlo High School, 405 1st Ave West
  • Polson
  • 1/3/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., St Joseph Medical Center, 6 13th Ave East
  • 1/22/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, 301 16th Ave East
  • Ronan
  • 1/24/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., St. Luke Community Hospital, 107 6th Ave SW

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  • Lewis and Clark County
  • Fort Harrison
  • 1/10/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., National Guard Armory / HAFRC Center, National Guard Armory, 1956 Mt. Majo Street
  • Helena
  • 1/3/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/4/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/4/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Development Council, 200 South Cruse
  • 1/7/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Capital City Health Club, 1280 N. Montana Avenue
  • 1/8/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Morrison Maierle, 1 Engineering Place
  • 1/8/2019: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/9/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Helena Motors, 3365 Highway 12 East
  • 1/11/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fresh Life Church, 802 Front St.
  • 1/15/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Mitchell Building, 125 N. Roberts St.
  • 1/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/17/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Otter Road Church, 1260 Otter Road
  • 1/18/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/18/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., St Peter’s Health, 2475 Broadway
  • 1/22/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/25/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Center, 3150 N. Montana Avenue, Ste. B
  • 1/30/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Carroll College Campus Center, Carroll College Campus Center, 1601 N Benton
  • 1/30/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Helena College, Donaldson Building, Helena College, University of Montana, 1115 N. Roberts St.
  • 1/31/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Carroll College Campus Center, Carroll College Campus Center, 1601 N Benton

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  • Madison County
  • Harrison
  • 1/30/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Harrison High School, 120 Harrison Street

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  • Missoula County
  • Condon
  • 1/15/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Swan Valley Community Hall, Glacier Creek Road
  • Missoula
  • 1/4/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/5/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/5/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ace Hardware, 2301 Brooks St.
  • 1/6/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/7/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/8/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/10/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Missoula City Offices, 435 Ryman
  • 1/11/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/11/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Morrison Maierle, Inc., 1055 Mount Ave
  • 1/12/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/13/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/14/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/14/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St
  • 1/15/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., PayneWest Insurance, 2925 Palmer, Suite B
  • 1/15/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/16/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bretz RV & Marine, 4800 Grant Creek Rd.
  • 1/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/19/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/20/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/21/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/22/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Missoula Federal Credit Union, 3600 Brooks St
  • 1/22/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Good Food Store, 1600 South 3rd Street West
  • 1/23/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., University of Montana Jesse Hall, University of Montana
  • 1/25/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/26/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/27/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/28/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/29/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 North Reserve Street, Suites 6 and 7
  • 1/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Bicycle Hangar, 1801 Brooks, Suite B
  • 1/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 East Main
  • 1/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aerial Fire Depot, 5765 W. Broadway

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  • Ravalli County
  • Darby
  • 1/21/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Darby High School, 209 School Drive
  • Florence
  • 1/10/2019: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Florence Volunteer Fire Department, 234 Holloway
  • Hamilton
  • 1/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 275 Hattie Lane
  • Victor
  • 1/3/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Victor High School, Victor High School, 425 4th Avenue
    1/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 5th and A Street

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  • Toole County
  • Shelby
  • 1/31/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Civic Center, 669 Park Avenue Civic Center