Governor Ricketts, Nebraska joins other states in blood donation efforts


In response to the blood shortage crisis, governors across the United States have honored the request of the American Red Cross, Vitalant,  Dr. Daliah Wachs, syndicated radio personality, and blood banks across the country to proclaim a state Blood Donation Day, designated September 5th, 2019.  

Nebraska Blood Donation Day will be September 5th.  National Blood Donation Week is  September 2nd – September 9th.

States with Blood Donation Days (with more coming next week) include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Arizona has proclaimed September 2-9th Arizona Blood Donation Week. 

To donate, visit your local blood bank or go to



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