Red Cross is offering Amazon gift cards to those who donate blood or platelets for the next several weeks due to a huge shortage of blood in the blood banks across the country.

Currently the Red Cross only has a two day supply of type O blood and less than a three day supply of other blood types such as Type A, B, AB etc.

Amazon has donated $1 million in gift cards the Red Cross to encourage donations.

Here are the locations and dates and times of the upcoming donation events in Tri-Cities

Kennewick Blood Drives:

  • HAPO on Clearwater Aug. 8th from 11 am  to 4 pm
  • Hanson Park LDS church Aug. 8th from 1 pm to 6 pm
  •  St. Joseph’s Parish Aug. 13th
  • Visiting Angels Aug. 15th from 11 am to 4 pm

Pasco Blood Drives:

  • Lourdes Medical Center Aug. 5th 10 am to 3 pm
  •  The Crossings at Chapel Hill Aug. 5th 12;30 pm to 5:30 pm
  •  Education Service District 123 office on Court Street Aug. 7th 12 pm to 5:30pm

West Richland's Benton REA  is also holding a blood drive 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8th.

Remember you may donate blood anytime at the Red Cross Richland Donation Station located at 447 Wellsian Drive