Friday, Sept. 8: “Talk It Up” Open Discussion for Families on “Early Language & Literacy improvement through Graphic Design” ShopRite Superstore, Penrose Plaza, 2496 Island Avenue 10 AM – 11:30 AM: Includes a “read-aloud,” book giveaway, and scavenger hunt. RSVP for this free event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/460496627787828/
Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD & VOLUNTEERS: Red Cross calls for summer blood donations to prevent a shortage
The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.
Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.
The public is asked to schedule an appointment to help ensure that hospitals and patients have the blood they need this summer. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Philadelphia Donor Center 700 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia Monday - Wednesday: 11:45 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis) Thursday - Sunday: 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)