Blood drive is Monday in Marion
American Red Cross will have a blood drive 1:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 415 N. Cedar.
As influenza picks up this fall, American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.
Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well.
Flu shot doesn’t affect blood donation eligibility. One way to maintain health is to get flu vaccine each fall. There is no waiting period to give blood after receiving a flu shot as long as the donor is symptom- and fever-free.
For those who have flu, it is important to wait until they have recovered completely and feel well before donating.
Last modified Oct. 31, 2019