April 30 / 2020

We're All #OneTeam - New Blood Drive Dates Added!

The American Red Cross, Cleveland Clinic, Anheuser-Busch in partnership with Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse schedule additional blood drives to ensure a sustained supply throughout COVID-19 pandemic


Sign Up to Donate at RedCrossBlood.org/OneTeam

In partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, Anheuser-Busch and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the American Red Cross thanks donors from across northeast Ohio who continue to answer the call to give blood, making it possible to meet immediate patient needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.  To date, at three blood drives held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on March 27th, April 7th and April 24th, 266 pints of blood were collected to help save up to 798 lives.

To continue to meet ongoing needs, the Red Cross asks healthy individuals to keep scheduled donation appointments and to make new blood donation appointments for the weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply throughout this pandemic.

Two additional blood drives will be held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Thursday, May 14th and Thursday, May 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Donors must have a scheduled appointment to assure proper social distancing. To sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/OneTeam or go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: oneteam or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Free street parking is available on East 6th and Eagle Avenue. (one-hour parking restrictions not in place for blood drive)

Anheuser-Busch, the country's largest sponsor of live sports and entertainment has redirected sports and entertainment investments to its non-profit partners to respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The company has a longstanding tradition of providing support to its neighbors and communities in their times of need throughout its more than 165-year history.

As part of a $5 million donation to the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch alongside its sports partners identified available arenas and stadiums to be used for temporary blood drive centers, which includes Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.