American Red Cross encourages people to donate blood to support cancer patients

(WIAT) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood to support cancer patients.

The American Cancer Society expects nearly 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer in the U.S. this year. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy or other treatments.

You can donate blood at a blood drive in your area.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 16-31
10/16/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/16/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/17/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/17/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Randolph-Roanoke Career Technology Center, 960 Main St. South Wedowee
10/17/2017: 12:45 – 7:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/17/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Walmart, 160 Springville Station Blvd. Springville
10/18/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, 827 Forrest Ave. Gadsden
10/18/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hokes Bluff High School, 1865 Appalachian Highway Hokes Bluff
10/18/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/18/2017: 10:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/18/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lakeland Community Hospital, 42024 Highway 195 Haleyville
10/19/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/19/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mortimer Jordon High School, 1920 Blue Devil Road Kimberly
10/20/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/20/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/21/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/22/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/23/2017: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m., Quintard Mall, 700 Quintard Ave. Oxford
10/23/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/23/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/24/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/24/2017: 12:45 – 7:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/25/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Alabama Power Corporate, 600 18th St. North Birmingham
10/25/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/25/2017: 10:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/26/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wallace State Community College, 801 Main St. Hanceville
10/26/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/27/2017: 12 – 5 p.m., Quintard Mall, 700 Quintard Drive Oxford
10/27/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/27/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/27/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Talladega High School, 1177 McMillan St. Talladega
10/27/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Double Springs Municipal, 64 Main St. Double Springs
10/28/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/29/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/30/2017: 1 – 7 p.m., Premiere Cinemas 16, 1001 Rainbow Drive Gadsden
10/30/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd. Birmingham
10/30/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/30/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/30/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors, 2007 Paul W. Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa
10/31/2017: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Blount County Career Technical Center, 61500 Highway 231 South Cleveland
10/31/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd. Birmingham
10/31/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UAB Medical Center – North Pavilion, 1802 6th Ave. S Birmingham
10/31/2017: 12:45 – 7:15 p.m., Caldwell Trace Donor Center, 700 Caldwell Trace Birmingham
10/31/2017: 2 – 7 p.m., St. Catherine Episcopal Church, 4163 County Road 39 Chelsea

For more information on the American Red Cross or blood drives, visit redcrossblood.org.

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