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Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

 

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 7, 2017) – The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

 

In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

 

As a special thank you, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard™.* They can also receive a coupon for buy one get one free entry to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

 

Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 15-Sept. 9:

 

Athens County

 

Athens

8/17/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

8/29/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

8/29/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Perkins Hall, Ohio University Perkins Hall, 57 East Green

8/31/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., OU Living Learning Center 215, 97 S. Green Drive

 

Chauncey

8/30/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens County Job and Family Service, St. Rt. 13

 

Nelsonville

8/16/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Nelsonville-York High School, 24 September Street

8/31/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

8/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

 

The Plains

8/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

8/18/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Earl's Dari Drive In, 708 Otsego Ave

9/1/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

Fresno

8/16/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

8/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main St

8/29/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baltimore VFW, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Lancaster

8/16/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

8/23/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickering House, 282 Sells Rd

8/24/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pleasant Twp. Fire Dept., 2925 Lancaster Thornville Rd. NE

9/4/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

9/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

9/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

 

Pickerington

8/27/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

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Fayette County

 

Washington CH

8/24/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave, Medical Arts Building 2

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Greene County

 

Xenia

8/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

9/5/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

9/5/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

9/8/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Center, 1022 Carlisle Ave

 

Cumberland

8/31/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

 

Quaker City

8/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 126 Fair Street

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

8/22/2017: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

8/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

9/6/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Area Life Squad, 640 North Washington St.

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Hocking County

 

Logan

8/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, 5066 Twp. Rd 372

9/3/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6935 Twp Rd. 234

9/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Etna

8/24/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

8/24/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road

 

Heath

8/15/2017: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Church In The Mall, 771 S 30th Street

8/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., John Hinderer Honda, 1515 Hebron Road

8/22/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church Heath, 732 Hebron Road (RT.79)

 

Hebron

8/31/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Homer

8/23/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Homer Public Library, 385 South Street

 

Johnstown

8/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

8/15/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/18/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/24/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road

8/25/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

8/29/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/1/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

9/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

9/1/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

 

Utica

8/17/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

8/23/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Rocking Horse Community Health Center Parking Lot, 212 N. Main St.

8/29/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Buckeye Ford, 110 U.S. Route 42

9/8/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick School, 226 Elm Street

 

Plain City

8/26/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

8/19/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

New Concord

9/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

Zanesville

8/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Muskingum Co Fairgrounds, Brighton & Pershing Roads

8/24/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

8/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

9/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., John McIntire Elementary School, 1275 Roosevelt Ave.

9/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ohio University – Zanesville/Zane State, 1425 Newark Rd.

9/7/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

9/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

8/31/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Noble County Fairgrounds, Noble County Fairgrounds  44187 Fairgrounds Rd, Community Center

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

8/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

9/7/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

New Lexington

8/18/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

8/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Rose Catholic Church, 309 N. Main St.

 

Somerset

8/17/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

8/22/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

8/16/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

8/19/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 130 W. Mill St.

9/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

9/2/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pickaway Twp Fire Department, 579 Tarlton Road

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

8/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Rainsboro Church of Christ, 13072 Barrett Mill Road

 

Chillicothe

8/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

8/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 16 S. Walnut St.

8/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

8/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

9/9/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ohio University of Chillicothe, 101 University Drive

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

9/6/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

8/30/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Post 5299, 401 Veterans Memorial Drive

 

 

 

Community partners play vital role in maintaining the blood supply

The Red Cross relies on community partners to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients. About 80 percent of blood donations made to the Red Cross are through blood drives set up by community organizations, groups and businesses, such as Suburban Propane.

 

As a proud national sponsor of the Red Cross Blood Services, Suburban Propane hosts blood drives throughout the year, encourages its employees and customers to donate during the challenging summer months, and provides employee volunteers across the country in one of the largest nationwide corporate volunteer efforts in support of the Red Cross Blood Services. Suburban Propane also supports a summer public awareness advertising campaign to educate people about the constant need for blood and platelet donations.

 

To become a community partner by hosting a Red Cross blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org for more information.

How to help

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 donors can now 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, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

Volunteers needed

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position, contact <insert local contact information > or visit rdcrss.org/driver.

 

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.

 

 

* Restrictions apply. Additional information and details are available at redcrossblood.org/summer. The Bullseye Design, Target and Target GiftCard are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards. Target is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this offer.

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