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Blood donors needed to keep supply strong amid COVID-19 outbreak

In times of need, people come together to support one another. The American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets. As COVID-19 continues to affect everyday life, people may not be thinking about blood donation. But blood and platelets are needed daily to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on. As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, all who come to give blood or platelets May 15-31 will receive a special Red Cross “We’re all in this together” T-shirt, by mail, while supplies last. Donors must have a valid email address on file to claim their T-shirt.

 

Blood donors needed to keep supply strong amid COVID-19 outbreak

 

 

Blood donors needed to keep supply strong amid COVID-19 outbreak

 

(May 13, 2020) — In times of need, people come together to support one another. The American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets.

 

As COVID-19 continues to affect everyday life, people may not be thinking about blood donation. But blood and platelets are needed daily to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on.

 

As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, all who come to give blood or platelets May 15-31 will receive a special Red Cross “We’re all in this together” T-shirt, by mail, while supplies last. Donors must have a valid email address on file to claim their T-shirt.

 

How to help

Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment to donate this May by downloading the free 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. 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.

 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to safeguard donors, volunteers and employees.

 

The Red Cross is also looking for blood drive hosts to help ensure a stable blood supply. Learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 15-31:

 

Perry County

 

Junction City

5/30/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

Thornville

5/27/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 65 E. Columbus St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

5/26/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

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Clark County

 

Springfield

5/20/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Red Cross - Springfield, 1830 North Limestone Street

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

5/29/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

West Lafayette

5/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kirk Street Event Center, 113 S. Kirk Street

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

5/26/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Carroll

5/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Carroll Civic Center, 89 E. Canal Street

 

Lancaster

5/15/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

5/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

 

Pickerington

5/18/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW

5/21/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW

5/30/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road

 

Rushville

5/19/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

 

Sugar Grove

5/30/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hide A Way Hills Club, 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd

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Greene County

 

Beavercreek

5/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons

 

Fairborn

5/22/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Be Hope Church-Fairborn, 63 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Rd.

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

5/27/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stop Nine, 60330 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

5/16/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

5/22/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

5/20/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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Licking County

 

Granville

5/21/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

 

Newark

5/15/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/17/2020: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

5/19/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd.

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

5/21/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Courtyard Newark Granville, 500 Highland Blvd

5/22/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/28/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., MedBen, 1821 West Main Street

5/28/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA-Licking County, 470 W. Church St.

5/29/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

 

Pataskala

5/20/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Western Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

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Madison County

 

London

5/26/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Trinity Hall, 8530 Lilly-Chapel, Georgesville Rd SE

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Morgan County

 

Stockport

5/27/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St., P.O Box 116

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Muskingum County

 

Frazeysburg

5/22/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

Philo

5/24/2020: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Harrison Twp Fire Department, 300 3rd Street

 

Zanesville

5/16/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

5/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

5/19/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Richard Hixon Law Building, 22 N. 5th St

5/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

5/23/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

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Perry County

 

Junction City

5/30/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

Thornville

5/27/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 65 E. Columbus St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

5/20/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

5/23/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Amvets, 818 Tarlton Road

5/29/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., AMVETS Post 2256-Circleville, 818 Tarlton Rd

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

5/22/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

5/28/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., National Church Residences, 807 Western Ave

 

Frankfort

5/30/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

 

 

 

How to donate blood

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.

Upcoming Events
Blood Drive Crooksville Fire Department Thursday, June 4, 2020 Jun 04, 2020 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Crooksville Fire and EMS - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Blood Drive Crooksville Fire Department Friday, June 5, 2020 Jun 05, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Crooksville Fire and EMS - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Shawnee First Friday Farmers Market June 2020 Jun 05, 2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Intersection of St Rts 93 and 155 - Shawnee, OH 43782
Blood Drive Thornville Masonic Lodge Saturday, June 6, 2020 Jun 06, 2020 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Thornville Masonic Lodge #521 - 44 E Columbus St, Thornville, OH 43076
Blood Drive American Legion Post 58 Somerset, Thursday, June 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — American Legion Post 58 - 107 East Gay St, Somerset, OH 43783
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