November 10, 2023 – November 25, 2023 all-day

Give blood, celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film “Elf”

Exclusive “Elf” + Red Cross socks for donors Nov. 10-30


TOLEDO, Ohio Nov. 9, 2023 — For many, watching the classic holiday movie “Elf” has been a heartwarming tradition for 20 years. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film, and create holiday cheer, all who come to give Nov. 10-30 will receive an exclusive pair of “Elf” + American Red Cross socks, while supplies last. For more details, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Elf.


Donations are critical to the blood supply as the holiday season draws near – a time when blood donations often decline. This November, the Red Cross is encouraging people to add a new tradition as the holiday season begins: Spread cheer with a blood or platelet donation. Donors of all blood types are urged to give, especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets.


It feels good to give a gift to someone else that truly means something. Those wishing to help patients receive lifesaving transfusions can book a blood or platelet donation appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  


Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 10-30:

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center
Toledo Blood Donation Center

3510 Executive Parkway, Toledo

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Hancock County



11/15/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Parkview Christian Church, 15035 SR 12 East

11/21/2023: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hancock Hotel, 631 South Main Street

11/30/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Findlay Family YMCA, 300 E. Lincoln St.

11/30/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., The University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St.

Huron County



11/24/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bellevue VFW Post 1238, 6104 US-20E



11/10/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Western Reserve High School, 3841 State Route 20



11/28/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., South Central High School, 3305 Greenwich Angling Road



11/20/2023: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 60 West Main St.

11/24/2023: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave.



11/16/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Plymouth Village Community Building, 48 West Broadway

11/21/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Plymouth High School, 400 Trux Street

Putnam County


Columbus Grove

11/10/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Church of Good Shepherd, 224 S. Elm Street



11/16/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 Washington

Seneca County



11/28/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St.



11/14/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tiffin University, 155 Miami St

11/22/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tiffin Amvets, 1909 S. State Rt 100

Wyandot County



11/27/2023: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Carey Shrine Cafeteria, 315 Clay St.

11/29/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Carey High School, 2016 Bluedevil Drive


Upper Sandusky

11/22/2023: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Peter Catholic School, 310 N. 8th St.

11/27/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Emanuel United Church of Christ, 13989 Township Hwy 127

11/30/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 W. Johnson St.


How to donate blood 

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.


Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, contact or visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


“Elf” and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc.