The American Red Cross needs help with blood donors more than ever. Problem is, only about 3% of Americans donate blood for the good of the cause. The American Red Cross is doing something in hopes to get more people through the doors to roll up their sleeves for this cause. The gimmick? Free stuff! And a chance at a Florida vacation. Not too shabby!

American Red Cross is hosting blood drives throughout eastern Washington (dates and times listed below). Everyone who donates blood, plasma or platelets in February will get a $10 Amazon gift card that will be emailed to them. That way, you can claim your cash online and immediately spend it, or at least that's what I'd do.

Also, in donating in the month of February, you'll be entered to win a trip for two to Florida. Clearwater Beach to be exact. Clearwater Beach is near Tampa, FL on the Gulf of Mexico side. A wonderful resort town full of white-sand beaches and fun activities. Sounds like fun.

For all the details check out the Red Cross website.

Here are the different locations and times for the blood drive, if you'd like to participate.


Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street – see for times

2/17/2023: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. 48th Avenue

2/20/2023: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 5606 W Lincoln Avenue


2/16/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Civic Center Selah, 216 South 1st Street


2/28/2023: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kittitas Valley Event Center, 901 E 7th Avenue


2/15/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way


2/17/2023: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church, 1801 Patterson Rd


2/17/2023: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Red Cross Kennewick Sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7202 W Deschutes Avenue

2/24/2023: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Kennewick, 7202 W Deschutes Avenue

2/24/2023: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Breshears Professional Photography, 7201 W Clearwater Ave, Suite 105B


Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way - see for times

2/27/2023: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Columbia Community Church, 150 Gage Blvd


2/27/2023: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Edwin Markham Elementary - Pasco, 4031 Elm Rd.


2/22/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church Chelan, 206 North Emerson


2/21/2023: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pybus Market, 7 N Worthern Street

2/24/2023: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pybus Market, 7 N Worthern Street

East Wenatchee

2/23/2023: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315 8th NE


2/22/2023: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin Street SW


2/27/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wahluke High School, 505 N Boundary Road


2/21/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center, 115 F Street SW

Walla Walla

2/15/2023: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Foundry Vineyards Walla Walla, 1111 Abadie Street

2/21/2023: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., St Mary's Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar

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