Red Cross holding Blood Drive in Clayton Today

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.  While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.  The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in Clayton today, Aug. 13, 2019, from 1-6pm, at Clayton United Methodist Church, which is located at 71 South Main Street. To donate blood, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, or call 1-800-RED CROSS, that is 1-800-733-2767.  The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.