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Support Cancer Patients by Giving Blood With the Red Cross
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Support Cancer Patients by Giving Blood With the Red Cross

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with nearly 253,000 women expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities at Fairfax Blood Donation Center, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200:

  • 10/16/2017: 1:15-8:30 p.m.

  • 10/17/2017: 10:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

  • 10/18/2017: 12:45-8 p.m.

  • 10/19/2017: 12:45-5:45 p.m.

  • 10/20/2017: 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 10/21/2017: 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 10/22/2017: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

  • 10/23/2017: 1:15-8:30 p.m.

  • 10/24/2017: 10:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

  • 10/25/2017: 12:45 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • 10/26/2017: 12:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

  • 10/27/2017: 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 10/28/2017: 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 10/29/2017: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

  • 10/30/2017: 1:15-8:30 p.m.

  • 10/31/2017: 10:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Other locations include:

  • 10/25/2017: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pennino Building 10th Floor Conf Room, 12011 Government Center Parkway.

  • 10/30/2017: 10 a.m.2:30 p.m., Fairfax County Public Schools - Fairfax Ridge, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive.

To donate blood 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device.

Visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.