The American Red Cross Biomedical Services play a critical role in the nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.
The Red Cross also plays a leading role in protecting the safety of donors and patients and increasing the availability of blood.
It has been among the first to help develop and implement testing for infectious diseases and is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials to improve blood safety.
Providing life-saving blood and blood products to patients is a key component of the Red Cross mission to help people in times of emergency and disasters.
The Douglas community blood drive will be held at the Best Western Inn and Suites located at 199 E 7th Street.
Call (800) 733-2767 to schedule an appointment or for additional information visit www.redcrossblood.org.