Red candles representing the American Red Cross nestled in a frosted pine branchThe Tennessee Valley American Red Cross invites you to give the perfect gift– the gift of life.


It only takes about an hour to donate blood. In that hour, you can unwrap a lifetime of memories for hospital patients in your community and across the country. The need for blood is constant and doesn’t pause for the holidays. By taking time to donate this winter, you can help the Red Cross ensure a stable blood supply for all patients who need blood products.


All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply, especially type O negative. Type O negative blood, the universal blood type, is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.


There are many opportunities for Middle Tennesseans to give blood this holiday season.


Thursday, Dec. 22, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Colonial Grand at Bellevue located at 2828 Old Hickory Blvd. in Nashville.


Friday, Dec. 23, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Boost FitClub located at 7062 Highway 70 South in Bellevue.


Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
AdvanceMed Corporation located at 520 Royal Parkway in Nashville.


Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
State Parkway Tower located at 404 James Robertson Parkway in Nashville.


Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 2010 25th Avenue North in Nashville.


Thursday, Dec. 29, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Christ Church YMCA located at 15354 Old Hickory Blvd. in Nashville.


Thursday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center located at 1310 24th Avenue South in Nashville.


Thursday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vanderbilt Health 100 Oaks located at 719 Thompson Lane in Nashville.


Thursday, Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Centennial Medical Center Medical Office Building located at 2300 Patterson St. in Nashville.


Thursday, Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Metro Police-Hermitage located at 3701 James Kay Lane in Hermitage.


Friday, Dec. 30, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Nashboro Village Family Dental located at 2270 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville.