Blood Drive Donors to Receive Free Camping

August 2022
By Kayla
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The American Red Cross, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Red Cross works diligently every day to keep an adequate supply of blood available. The need for blood is ongoing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the United States a blood transfusion is needed every two seconds. The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the gift of life to help meet the demand.

The Corps of Engineers fully supports the Red Cross efforts and will reward those participants donating blood with a limited-edition Red Cross T-shirt and a certificate for one night of free camping at Carlyle Lake. The certificate can be used at any standard, single capacity, non-reservable site at McNair, Boulder, Coles Creek, Dam East, or Dam West Campground.

Those donors who would like to schedule an appointment ahead of time please call 800 RED CROSS or visit All donors must present a photo ID.

For more information on the Blood Drive, please contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at