The American Red Cross and PEANUTS® are joining forces this April as a reminder that it’s cool to be kind and help save lives. Right now, donors of all types, especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets, are needed to help avoid a spring blood shortage. Take a page from the PEANUTS comic strips that have charmed generations and care for one another by making a blood or platelet donation.

A thank-you to treasure

All who come to give April 1-23 will receive an exclusive Red Cross and PEANUTS T-shirt featuring Snoopy as the coolest beagle in town, Joe Cool, while supplies last. Plus, get a chance to win a VIP trip for two to Sonoma County, California, with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Snoopy’s Home Ice, courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide. (Terms apply. Visit for details.)

The Peanuts gang shows up for each other. And, you can be a friend to patients in need this spring by scheduling an appointment to give at, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.