Give donating a spin! The American Red Cross brings an expanded pop-up donation site to the North End Event Center at a time when the nation's blood supply could use a big boost. Advance appointments are strongly encouraged.
Transforming the North End Event Center into a large blood donation site, the American Red Cross will have more donation beds, more staff and more space to create an enjoyable, comfortable donation experience at the fair. The center will also include Power Red machines, so eligible donors can give nearly twice the amount of red cells to help more patients. In addition, eligible donors can choose to receive free sickle cell trait screening. Plus, of course there will be donor giveaways and the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Red Cross. The summer’s severe blood shortage and ongoing disaster responses mean the need for blood donations is great – learn more and make an appointment at the link below. Please note that the last appointment is one hour prior to closing. (Face coverings are required in the North End Event Center for the blood drive.)
Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. on Labor Day); last appointment is approximately one hour prior to closing
Located in the North End Event Center, north of Murphy Avenue