Make a lifesaving impact during National Minority Health Month

BUFFALO, New York (April 20, 2023) – April is National Minority Health Month — a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racially and ethnically diverse populations. It’s also a time to encourage action through access to care by inspiring people to give blood or platelets.

The American Red Cross is reminding blood and platelet donors it’s vital to make and keep donation appointments this month to ensure shelves are fully stocked with blood products all season long. With blood transfusions remaining one of the most critical treatments for patients − like those facing pregnancy and childbirth complications, and those with chronic illnesses like sickle cell disease − donors can connect patients to lifesaving care.

Having a diverse blood supply is one way to ensure all patients have ongoing access to compatible blood transfusions. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

People coming together to care for one another is the humanitarian spirit shared by the Red Cross community and PEANUTS®. All who come to give by April 23 will get an exclusive Red Cross and PEANUTS Snoopy T-shirt, while supplies last. Plus, through April 30, those who come to give will be automatically entered for a chance to win a three-night trip for two to Sonoma County, California, courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide. Details are available at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities, April 20-30:



4/20/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Alfred State College, Alfred State College, Student Leadership Center, Small Event Space, Third Floor, 10 Upper College Drive


4/25/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Nielsen Physical Education Center, 7286 – 7330 Campground Rd



4/20/2023: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fireman’s Community Center, Community Center, 188 W Main St.


4/21/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East


4/26/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion Post 409, 100 Legion Drive


4/24/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Olean Public Library, 134 N. 2nd St



4/26/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., State University of New York Fredonia Williams Center, Williams Center


4/27/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Chautauqua Mall, 318 E Fairmount Ave.


4/25/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lakeside Park Community Center, 50 West Lake Rd



4/26/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive


4/29/2023: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., William-Emslie Family YMCA, 585 William St


4/27/2023: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 1230 Bowen Road

Orchard Park

4/21/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church, 5930 S Abbott Rd


4/22/2023: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ministry Center, 100 St Gregory Ct


Le Roy

4/20/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 53 West Main Street



4/24/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Middleport Fire Hall, 28 Main St

Niagara Falls

4/22/2023: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church, 736 Cayuga Drive

Niagara University

4/26/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Niagara University, Niagara University – Gallagher Center, 5795 Lewiston Rd

4/27/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Niagara University, Niagara University – Gallagher Center, 5795 Lewiston Rd


4/27/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd



4/20/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St.

How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, 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 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.

For more information and to apply, contact Grace Wach at (716) 886-7500 or or visit

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Peanuts:

The characters of Peanuts and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide, which is 41% owned by WildBrain Ltd., 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by the family of Charles M. Schulz, who first introduced the world to Peanuts in 1950, when the comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture. In addition to enjoying beloved Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand worldwide through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats, from traditional to digital. In 2018, Peanuts partnered with NASA on a multi-year Space Act Agreement designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of st

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