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Blood donations urged amid COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming holidays | November 5, 2020

(Nov. 5, 2020) —The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to give blood and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season.

 

Blood donations urged amid COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming holidays | November 5, 2020

 

 

Blood donations urged amid COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming holidays

 

(Nov. 5, 2020) —The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to give blood and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season.

 

The traditional slump in blood donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s comes as the blood supply already faces challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Required medical treatments and emergencies don’t pause for the holidays or a widespread coronavirus outbreak.

 

Make your appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

In thanks for making time to donate around Thanksgiving, those who come to give blood Nov. 25-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last

Important COVID-19 information for donors

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether an individual developed COVID-19 symptoms. Red Cross antibody tests will be helpful to identify individuals who have COVID-19 antibodies and may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood donation collected from COVID-19 survivors that have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus.

 

COVID-19 antibody test results will be available within one to two weeks in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org. A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity. The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16-30:

 

Perry County

 

New Lexington

11/19/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Connections Center, 600 Senior Dr.

11/25/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Rose PCC - Community Center, 120 Water St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

11/19/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/23/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

11/25/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

11/25/2020: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

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Clark County

 

Springfield

11/25/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross - Springfield, 1830 North Limestone Street

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

11/23/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Stret

 

West Lafayette

11/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kirk Street Event Center, 113 S. Kirk Street

11/27/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kirk Street Event Center, 113 S. Kirk Street

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

11/24/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

11/27/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

 

Pickerington

11/16/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

11/18/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW

11/27/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Rd. NW

 

Rushville

11/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

11/16/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Greene County

 

Beavercreek

11/19/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

11/18/2020: 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

11/24/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

11/28/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School Chieftain Center, 14470 State Route 328

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Licking County

 

Buckeye Lake

11/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Buckeye Lake FOE, 3240 Walnut Road

 

Etna

11/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

11/18/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

11/21/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

11/24/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway

 

Heath

11/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Newark

11/16/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bible Baptist Church, 50 Price Road

11/17/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/18/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/19/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/19/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA-Licking County, 470 W. Church St.

11/20/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/20/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Chapter House, 143 South 30th Street

11/22/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road

11/24/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

11/24/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/25/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/27/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/29/2020: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

11/30/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Licking County Chapter House, 143 South 30th Street

 

Pataskala

11/16/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

11/20/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Summit Station United Methodist Church, 6626 Summit Rd SW

11/25/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

 

Utica

11/19/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Muskingum County

 

Frazeysburg

11/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

Zanesville

11/16/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/21/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

11/21/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

11/24/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

New Lexington

11/19/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Connections Center, 600 Senior Dr.

11/25/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Rose PCC - Community Center, 120 Water St.

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Pickaway County

 

Ashville

11/23/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ashville Elementary School, 90 Walnut St

 

Circleville

11/18/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

11/20/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

11/23/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

11/27/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

 

 

 

 

 

 

About blood donation

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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% 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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Upcoming Events
Free Legal Clinic | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Dec 01, 2020 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Crooksville Recreation Center | Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Dec 02, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Crooksville Recreation Center - 100 N Buckeye St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Blood Drive Thornville Masonic Lodge Saturday, December 5, 2020 Dec 05, 2020 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Thornville Masonic Lodge #521 - 44 E Columbus St, Thornville, OH 43076
Blood Drive Perry County Senior Center | Friday, December 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Senior Center - 520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive American Legion Post 376 | Saturday, December 19, 2020 Dec 19, 2020 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM — American Legion Post 376 - 110 Logan St, Junction City, OH 43748
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