During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to give blood.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

For more than 30 years, blood donor Sherri Kay has been helping the Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission. “Knowing that I help to save lives and make a difference through the Red Cross is one of the most significant things that I do,” she said.

The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients.

Those who come to donate now through May 15 can be entered to win four tickets to a Cedar Fair theme park, including Cedar Point and Kings Island.

Upcoming opportunity to donate:


March 19

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6808 State Route 314


Staff report