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Be a lifesaver: Give blood with the Red Cross this spring

Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

 

Be a lifesaver: Give blood with the Red Cross this spring

Be a lifesaver: Give blood with the Red Cross this spring

 

(March 18, 2019) — Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

 

By giving blood, donors may be helping someone like 5-year-old Emery Twehues of Lancaster, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia last spring. During her intense cancer treatments, Emery has needed both blood and platelets. Cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, and certain types of chemotherapy drugs and radiation can damage the bone marrow, where red blood cells and platelets are produced.

 

“Emery would not be able to recover from chemotherapy without lifesaving transfusions,” said her mom, Morgan Twehues. “Every time they hang a bag of platelets or blood up on her IV pole, I wish whoever donated that could see who it’s going to. There would be no chance for her to live, taking that chemotherapy, if it weren’t for the blood products.”

 

In order to meet the needs of patients like Emery, the Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood and more than 2,500 platelet donations every day. In Ohio alone the Red Cross needs about 2,000 donors each day to support patients at 138 hospitals.

 

Make an appointment to help save lives now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 18-April 15:

 

Perry County

 

Crooksville

3/20/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

4/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

Junction City

3/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

Thornville

4/7/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

4/13/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens County

 

Athens

3/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place, Baker Center

3/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Holzer Clinic-Athens, 2131 East State St.

3/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

3/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

3/21/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Children Services, 18 Stonybrook Drive

3/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., OU-Ping Center, 82 South Green Drive, Ohio University

3/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Quidel, 2005 East State St.

3/27/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Carr Hall, 97 S. Green Drive

4/3/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., OU-Ping Center, 82 South Green Drive, Ohio University

4/11/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., OU-Ping Center, 82 South Green Drive, Ohio University

 

Nelsonville

3/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

4/5/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nelsonville York High School, 1 Buckeye Dr.

 

The Plains

4/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

3/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton County Career Center, 23640 Airport Road

 

Fresno

4/3/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

 

Walhonding

4/15/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

 

Warsaw

3/26/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., River View High School, 26496 St. Rt. 60 North

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

4/9/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johns Branch Library, 116 E. High St

 

Baltimore

4/8/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

 

Bremen

3/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

3/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fairfield National Bank, 143 West Main St.

4/1/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

4/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

4/10/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

4/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

4/11/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

 

Millersport

4/3/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

3/21/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

3/25/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

3/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

4/2/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Violet Elementary, 8855 Education Drive

4/6/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

4/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

4/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

 

Rushville

3/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

4/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington Court House

3/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southern State Community College, 1270 US Rte 62 SouthWest

4/9/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

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Greene County

 

Cedarville

4/9/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Cedarville University, 251 N Main St.

 

Dayton

4/2/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Beavercreek Nazarene Church, 1850 North Fairfield Road

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

4/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Meadowbrook High School, 58615 Marietta Road

4/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60312 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

3/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

 

Cumberland

4/2/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

 

Lore City

3/19/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trails High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

 

Quaker City

4/8/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Calais Church, 29880 Miltonsburg Calais Road

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

3/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

 

Freeport

4/9/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

3/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

3/24/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, 5066 Twp. Rd 372

4/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 Ohio 328

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Licking County

 

Granville

3/29/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

 

Heath

4/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1008 Hebron Road

 

Johnstown

3/28/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., KDC Columbus, 8825 Smith’s Mill Road North

4/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

3/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

3/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 76 East Main Street

4/5/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/9/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/12/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

 

Pataskala

4/5/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

4/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7618 Hazelton-Etna Road

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Madison County

 

London

4/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rocking Horse Community Health Center Parking Lot, 212 N. Main St.

 

Plain City

4/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Journey Community Church, 11100 Lafayette-Plain City Road

 

West Jefferson

4/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 201, 9701 W. Broad Street

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Morgan County

 

Malta

4/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

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Muskingum County

 

Frazeysburg

3/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

4/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., East Muskingum Middle School, 13120 John Glenn School Road

 

South Zanesville

3/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

3/21/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

3/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

3/29/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 275 Sunrise Center

4/8/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

4/4/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

 

Sarahsville

3/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah High School, 49346 SR 147

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

3/20/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

4/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

Junction City

3/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

Thornville

4/7/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

4/13/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

3/20/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

3/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

4/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

 

Williamsport

4/4/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 107  Green Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

3/22/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

3/28/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

4/1/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

4/8/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

 

Frankfort

4/6/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

Kingston

3/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church  Hallsville, 8585 State Route 180

4/11/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

3/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Newcomerstown High School, 702 S River St

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

3/28/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Central Elementary School, 507 Jefferson St

4/9/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Vinton County High School, 63910 U.S. Highway 50

 

 

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. 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 percent 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.

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