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American Red Cross and American Cancer Society partner to inspire people to help patients and Give Blood to Give Time

Patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. That’s why this February, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time, ensuring loved ones have the strength and support to battle cancer.

 

American Red Cross and American Cancer Society partner to inspire people  to help patients and Give Blood to Give Time

 

 

Cancer patients use more blood than those fighting any other disease

American Red Cross and American Cancer Society partner to inspire people
to help patients and Give Blood to Give Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 10, 2020) – Patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. That’s why this February, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time, ensuring loved ones have the strength and support to battle cancer.

 

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 71,850 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Ohio this year. Many of these people will likely have a need for blood.

 

“A loved one’s cancer diagnosis often makes families and friends feel helpless. That’s why the Give Blood to Give Time partnership with the American Cancer Society is so important,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer, American Red Cross. “When someone donates blood or platelets or makes a financial gift, they are helping to give patients and their families time, resources and the hope they need to fight back.”

 

To schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment or make a financial gift, visit GiveBloodToGiveTime.org.

 

Some types of chemotherapy can damage bone marrow, reducing red blood cell and platelet production. Other times, the cancer itself or surgical procedures cause the problem. Blood products are often needed. In fact, five units of blood are needed every minute to help someone going through cancer treatment. Yet only 3% of people in the United States give blood. More people are needed to donate regularly to help meet the need.

 

“The need for blood in cancer treatments is an important and untold story,” said Gary Reedy, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. “The American Cancer Society is excited to be working with the Red Cross on Give Blood to Give Time. Through this partnership, we want people to know there are multiple ways they can help and make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families.”

 

Individuals can honor their loved ones by making a blood donation appointment or financial contribution at GiveBloodToGiveTime.org.

 

 

Who blood donations help

Evan White, of Gahanna, Ohio, enjoys being involved in sports and cub scouts. In September 2018, at age 8 he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a form of cancer. He has received blood transfusions as part of his treatment and will need more as treatment continues.

The White family wants to see more people giving blood. “We feel that a lot of people don’t know the ways that blood products are used, especially for cancer treatment,” said Jennifer White, Evan’s mother. “We want to bring awareness to the great need for those fighting cancer.”

 

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Perry County

 

Glenford

2/25/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Glenford Elementary, 128 High St, PO Box 70

 

New Lexington

2/14/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

2/21/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

2/26/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

2/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., In Memory of Jackie Theisen-Ellis, 120 N. High St

 

Somerset

2/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

2/13/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

2/13/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

2/15/2020: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens County

 

Albany

2/12/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

2/17/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

2/20/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

2/25/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

2/25/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger - Athens, 919 E. State St.

2/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

2/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

 

Coolville

2/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hopewell Health Centers, 25716 Wilson St.

 

Nelsonville

2/25/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rocky Outlet Store, 45 E. Canal Street

 

The Plains

2/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Clark County

 

Springfield

2/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road

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Coshocton County

 

Conesville

2/27/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Electric Power, 47201  County Road 273

 

Coshocton

2/12/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

2/12/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

2/13/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., McWane Ductile, 2266 South 6th Street

2/20/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coshocton County Department of Job and Family, 725 Pine Street

 

Fresno

2/12/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

 

Walhonding

2/17/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

 

West Lafayette

2/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kirk Street Event Center, 113 S. Kirk Street

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

2/11/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Amanda Fire Department, 211 No. Johns Street

 

Baltimore

2/10/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

2/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Lancaster

2/12/2020: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

2/13/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

2/19/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

2/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

 

Pickerington

2/11/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

2/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

2/15/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington Court House

2/11/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

2/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave

2/28/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Court House Manor, 555 N Glenn Avenue

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Greene County

 

Wilberforce

2/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Central State Univ Student Center, 1400 Brush Row Road

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

2/25/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

2/25/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

 

Cumberland

2/18/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

2/11/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

2/22/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

2/14/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 Ohio 328

2/16/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6935 Twp Rd. 234

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Licking County

 

Etna

2/27/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

2/20/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

2/22/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

2/29/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ross' Granville Market, 484 South Main Street

 

Johnstown

2/24/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Project LifeBlood, 555 S. Main St

 

Newark

2/11/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

2/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

2/14/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

2/18/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

2/21/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

2/21/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

2/22/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Weslyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave

2/25/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

2/28/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

2/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7618 Hazelton-Etna Road

 

Utica

2/27/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

2/21/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 61 S. Union Street

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

2/17/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Dresden

2/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

Zanesville

2/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

2/24/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

Glenford

2/25/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Glenford Elementary, 128 High St, PO Box 70

 

New Lexington

2/14/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

2/21/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

2/26/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

2/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., In Memory of Jackie Theisen-Ellis, 120 N. High St

 

Somerset

2/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

2/13/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

2/13/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

2/15/2020: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

2/19/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

2/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Crafts Unlimited, 4417 St. Rt. 41

2/20/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Paint Valley High School, 7454 U.S. Route 50

 

Chillicothe

2/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

2/21/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

2/21/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 1530 Western Ave.

2/28/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

 

Kingston

2/19/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

2/12/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

 

 

How to donate blood

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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.

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

 

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

Upcoming Events
September 2020 Coffee with Some Commissioners Sep 29, 2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM — Dodson's on Broadway - 313 W Broadway St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive New Straitsville United Methodist Church Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — New Straitsville United Methodist Church - 101 Clark St, New Straitsville, OH 43766
Shawnee First Friday Farmers Market | October 2, 2020 Oct 02, 2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Intersection of St Rts 93 and 155 - Shawnee, OH 43782
October 2020 Glenford Fort Hike Oct 03, 2020 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Glenford Fort - 11995 St Rt 757, Glenford, OH 43739
Perry County Calvary Arts Center Chinese Auction | Saturday, October 3, 2020 Oct 03, 2020 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Perry County Calvary Arts Center - 447 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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