In the 2 minutes it takes to feed your pet, 60 units of blood may be transfused to patients in need across the country. To help maintain the blood supply and save lives while giving back to local humane societies; the American Red Cross, WQAD News 8, and Townsquare Media have partnered with QC Paws, the Quad Cities Animal Welfare Center, the Humane Society of Scott County and King’s Harvest Pet Rescue for the Quad Cities Pints and Paws Blood Drive.

Help Yourself, The Red Cross, And The Animals

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During the Quad Cities Pints and Paws Blood Drive, all presenting blood donors will receive a Red Cross Pet Bandana. Red Cross blood donors will also receive a new Red Cross Umbrella while supplies last.

For each blood donation given at a Pint and Paws Blood Drive location, a $10 donation will be made to one of the sponsoring humane societies of the Quad Cities.   You can help impact the lives of our local pets and patients in need!

When & Where To Donate Blood

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Eligible donors are invited to roll up their sleeves and donate on Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12 at one of four locations across the Quad Cities.

Thursday, July 11 – Noon to 6 p.m.

  • American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Chapter – 1100 River Drive in Moline, IL
  • Davenport Public Library (Eastern Branch) – 6000 Eastern Avenue in Davenport, IA

Friday, July 12 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • MLK Center – 630 9th Street in Rock Island, IL
  • Isle of Capri – 1777 Isle Parkway in Bettendorf, IA

Register today on the Red Cross Blood Donor App or visit and enter sponsor code: PintsandPaws or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment.

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