Demand for Blood High

Blood donations are at hospitals faster than they are coming to the American Red Cross, leading the organization to offer more incentives to those who donate in the months of July and early August. All donors who come to give from July 12th to August 12th will automatically be entered for a chance to win a three-night New York getaway for two with a private shark dive adventure at Long Island Aquarium. Presenting donors for the rest of July starting July 17th will receive an officially licensed Shark Week T-shirt while supplies last. Several donation opportunities are approaching in the area. In Pulaski County, there will be a blood drive in St. Robert on July 13th at the St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church from 1 to 5 PM. On July 14th, Fort Leonard Wood will host a blood drive from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Fort Wood Army Community Hospital. In Laclede County, the Mills Center in Lebanon will be the host of a drive from 10 AM to 3 PM on July 19th. Finally, in Camden County, Osage Beach will host a blood drive from 12 PM to 5 PM at Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark will host a drive on July 25 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Mt. Caramel Baptist Church, and Camdenton will host a drive from 11 AM to 3 PM at Old Kinderhook. To make an appointment, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.