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Donate Blood with the Red Cross to Help Those Fighting Breast Cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and more than 268,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Cancer patients undergoing surgery and chemotherapy may require red blood cell or platelet transfusions. In fact, more than half of all platelets collected by the Red Cross are used by patients with cancer.

Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are needed to ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

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Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Santa Clara County Oct. 16-31:

Cupertino

  • 10/30/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hinson Campus Center Building, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd

 

Los Altos

  • 10/25/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Los Altos, 1300 Grant Rd

 

Milpitas

  • 10/19/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Milpitas Public Library, 160 North Main Street

 

Morgan Hill

  • 10/23/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Anritsu Company, 490 Jarvis Drive

 

Palo Alto

  • 10/26/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E Charleston Rd

 

San Jose

  • 10/16/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/17/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/19/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/19/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., New Seasons Market, 5667 Silver Creek Valley Rd
  • 10/20/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/21/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/22/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/23/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/24/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/25/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/26/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/27/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/28/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/29/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/30/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street
  • 10/31/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., San Jose Blood Donation Center, 2731 North First Street

 

Santa Clara

  • 10/22/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Benson Hall, 500 El Camino Real
  • 10/31/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Institute for Business & Technology, 2400 Walsh Ave
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