During this pandemic, it has been challenging for the Red Cross to receive donations. At this time, the Red Cross will not accept walk-ins for the safety of their staff and all donors. To support social distancing, appointments are now required.

Rapid Pass must be completed on the day of your appointment, prior to your arrival. You will receive an email with instructions before your scheduled date.

Important Notice: If you have cared for, lived with or had close contact with an individual diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the past 28 days, please wait at least 28 days after your last contact with the person before donating blood.

Thank you for your understanding.


UM Charles Regional Medical Center holds open blood drives so that you can support our medical community. UM CRMC's blood drives are extremely productive in the Southern Maryland area.

There are many reasons to give—someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds and one donation can save up to three lives—but really, it is the right thing to do, and you will walk a little taller each time you donate.

Blood Drive Schedule for 2020

Sign up online. No walk-ins allowed at this time.

  • Monday, July 20, 2020
    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    American Legion Post 82
  • Monday, August 24, 2020
    1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    La Plata United Methodist Church
  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    La Plata United Methodist Church
  • Monday, December 28, 2020
    1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    La Plata United Methodist Church