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Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a lifesaving play this January

This January, the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to score big for patients in need – while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona – by giving blood or platelets.

The start of the new year marks National Blood Donor Month – a time to celebrate those who generously roll up a sleeve to keep blood products stocked for hospitals providing critical care. As the busy holiday season winds down and the threat of severe winter weather and seasonal illness cases continue to rise, January can be a tough time for donors to make and keep appointments.

Step off the sidelines and resolve to donate blood or platelets. To book a time to give, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma Jan. 1-31, 2023, will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona*, including access to day-of, in-stadium pre-game activities, tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 10-13, 2023), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.

To lead the offense against a potential winter blood shortage, Manning invites the public to join him in helping save lives.

“If everyone does their part and we collectively commit to donating blood, we can stack up more wins for hospital patients who are counting on us. A single individual is certainly impactful, but a whole team of people coming together to donate has an even greater effect.”

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 5-31 

Orange County

Aliso Viejo
1/18/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Aliso Viejo Ranch, 100 Park Avenue
1/19/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aliso Viejo Country Club, 33 Santa Barbara

Anaheim
1/5/2023: 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Knott Avenue Christian Church, 315 S Knott Ave
1/7/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S. Magnolia Ave
1/12/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., San Antonio Catholic Church, 5800 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
1/13/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 222 N. East Street
1/23/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Servite High School, 1952 W. La Palma
1/25/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kaiser Permanente Orange County Anaheim Medical Center, 3440 E La Palma Ave
1/25/2023: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Stadium Tower CBRE, 2400 E. Katella Ave
1/30/2023: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Anaheim Central Library, 500 W Broadway

Brea
1/8/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brea Masonic Center, 500 E Imperial Hwy
1/17/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Brea Masonic Center, 500 E Imperial Hwy

Buena Park
1/9/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Buena Park Downtown, 8308 On the Mall, Suite #249, 2nd Floor
1/23/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Buena Park Library, 7150 La Palma Ave.
1/26/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Buena Park Masonic Center, 6841 Western Ave

Costa Mesa
1/20/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., The Camp Costa Mesa, 2937 Bristol St

Coto de Caza
1/10/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, 25291 Vista Del Verde

Cypress
1/11/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., City of Cypress, 5700 Orange Ave

Dana Point
1/24/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Compass, 33522 Niguel Rd, Suite 100
1/26/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dana Point Harbor Partners, 34535 Golden Lantern St.

Fountain Valley
Red Cross Fountain Valley Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St
See RedCrossBlood.org for hours
1/10/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., King of Glory Lutheran Church, 10280 Slater

Fullerton
Red Cross Fullerton Blood Donation Center, 1379 S Harbor Blvd
See RedCrossBlood.org for hours
1/6/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Los Angeles Harley Davidson, 2635 W. Orangethorpe Ave
1/12/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Adams Rite Aerospace, 4141 N Palm Street
1/24/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Marshall B. Ketchum University, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd
1/26/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunny Hills High School, 1801 Lancer Way
1/28/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Fullerton Free Church, 2904 N. Brea Blvd.
1/31/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Troy High School, 2200 E. Dorothy

Garden Grove
1/13/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Building G, 6202 Cerulean Ave
1/17/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., King of Kings, 13431 Newhope St
1/20/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Blvd

Huntington Beach
1/6/2023: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Huntington Beach Masonic Center, 601 Palm Avenue
1/15/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave
1/16/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Huntington Beach Masonic Center, 601 Palm Avenue
1/16/2023: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Crunch Fitness, 5894 Edinger Ave

Irvine
1/5/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County, 12012 Yale Court
1/9/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Woodbury Community Association, 108 Lamplighter
1/10/2023: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23 Lake Road
1/16/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Antis Roofing, 2649 Campus Dr
1/31/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Woodbridge Association, 31 Creek Road
1/31/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Antis Roofing, 2649 Campus Dr

La Habra
1/25/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Palm Street
1/29/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 900 W La Habra Blvd

La Palma
1/19/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., La Palma Community Center, 7821 Walker Street

Laguna Beach
1/25/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave

Laguna Hills
Red Cross Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Drive
See RedCrossBlood.org for hours
1/18/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orange County Association of Realtors, 25552 La Paz

Lake Forest
1/12/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center, 28000 Rancho Parkway
1/25/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Department Saddleback Station, 20202 Windrow

Los Alamitos
1/29/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., St Isidore Historical Plaza, 10961 Reagan Street

Mission Viejo
1/8/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Orange County Islamic Foundation, 23581 Madero Drive
1/17/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Mission Viejo City Hall, 200 Civic Center Dr

Newport Beach
1/9/2023: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Newport Beach Association of Realtors, 401 Old Newport Blvd, Suite 100
1/12/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1500 Quail, 1500 Quail
1/25/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5000 Birch Street, 5000 Birch St
1/29/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback
1/30/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Newport Beach Police Department, 870 Santa Barbara

Orange
1/6/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sisters of St Joseph of Orange, 480 S Batavia St
1/10/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orange Unified School District, 1401 N. Handy Street
1/15/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., La Purisima Catholic Church, 11712 N. Hewes
1/18/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman
1/19/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Refuge OC, 308 S Glassell St
1/24/2023: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave

Rancho Santa Margarita
1/11/2023: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Santa Margarita Water District, 26111 Antonio Parkway
1/30/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 30522 Via Con Dios

Rossmoor
1/18/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rossmoor Homeowners Association, 3021 Blume Dr

San Clemente
1/5/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 105 La Esperanza
1/19/2023: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 310 Avenida Vista Montana
1/20/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Baha’is of San Clemente, 3316 Avenida Del Presidente
1/22/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Shoreline Church, 211 Avenida Fabricante
1/23/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 35522 Camino Capistrano
1/23/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Focus on Souvenirs, 930 Calle Negocio, Suite F
1/24/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Outlets at San Clemente, 101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa

San Juan Capistrano
1/5/2023: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
1/13/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Capistrano Unified School District, 33122 Valle Road
1/17/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Costco, 33691 Doheny Park Rd

Santa Ana
Red Cross Santa Ana Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Drive
See RedCrossBlood.org for hours
1/10/2023: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Orange County Environmental Health, 1241 E. Dyer Rd., Suite 120
1/13/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Arte West, 3630 Westminster Ave
1/26/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Observatory OC, 3503 S Harbor Blvd

Tustin
1/11/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Marconi Automotive Museum, 1302 Industrial Drive
1/17/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1201 Irvine Blvd
1/24/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Flight at Tustin Legacy, 1715 Flight Way

Westminster
1/9/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Westminster Mall, 2031 Westminster Mall
1/22/2023: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St.
1/24/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Westminster Community Services, 8200 Westminster Blvd
1/29/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 14072 S. Olive

Yorba Linda
1/9/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Yorba Linda Masonic Center, 4847 Main St
1/11/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
1/16/2023: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Yorba Linda Masonic Center, 4847 Main St
1/19/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., First Team Real Estate, 18180 Yorba Linda Blvd, #501
1/23/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Yorba Linda Masonic Center, 4847 Main St
1/28/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 19301 Yorba Linda Blvd
1/30/2023: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Yorba Linda Masonic Center, 4847 Main St

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. 

Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.  

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.  

*Terms apply. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/SuperBowl for details.

This article was released by the American Red Cross.