American Red Cross Blood Drives

Giving Back: Fort Ritchie Community Center achieves Premier Blood Partner status for its work with the Red Cross

Fort Ritchie Community Center has been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2023, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply.

Last year, Fort Ritchie Community Center helped the Red Cross collect 127 blood donations as part of its deep-rooted commitment to help save lives of patients facing illnesses and injuries in this community. and across the country.

Fort Ritchie Community Center is proud to be a part of the Red Cross mission that helps ensure lifesaving blood is available for hospital patients in need. The organization shares that same humanitarian value to help our neighbors, and we are grateful for the opportunity to host blood drives that will do just that here in our community.

Every day, volunteer blood and platelet donors across the country are needed to help save lives. Blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer, or sickle cell disease, according to the Red Cross.

Blood Drives are Scheduled for 

Community members are urged to come out and roll up a sleeve to join us to give the gift of life. The donation process only takes about an hour and can make an enormous difference for a patient battling illness or injury.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood at the next blood drive, visit or call 301-241-5085.

Donors of all blood types are needed. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors.