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Build the blood supply: Give blood or platelets now with Red Cross | May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024 — Late May signals the beginning of a busy time for celebrations and summer holidays. The American Red Cross asks donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now before calendars start to fill up. Donors of all blood types – especially those giving type O blood and donors giving platelets – are vital to people counting on blood products for critical medical procedures.

 

Build the blood supply: Give blood or platelets now with Red Cross | May 20, 2024

 

Build the blood supply: Give blood or platelets now with Red Cross

Exclusive Tetris® + Red Cross T-shirt for coming to give through June 9

 

May 20, 2024 — Late May signals the beginning of a busy time for celebrations and summer holidays. The American Red Cross asks donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now before calendars start to fill up. Donors of all blood types – especially those giving type O blood and donors giving platelets – are vital to people counting on blood products for critical medical procedures.

 

Every single donation can help keep the blood supply as stable as possible during a busy time of year when many regular donors may be unable to give. Book a time to give now by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

 

The Red Cross has teamed up with Tetris, creators of the iconic, best-selling video game, to celebrate their 40th anniversary and build the blood supply for patients in need. In commemoration, all who come to give May 20-June 9, 2024, will get an exclusive Tetris® + Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last, plus be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to New York to meet Tetris creator, Alexey Pajitnov. See RedCrossBlood.org/Tetris for details.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 20-June 9

Perry

 

Corning

5/21/2024: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 OH-155

 

Somerset

6/6/2024: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

6/1/2024: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens

 

Athens

5/22/2024: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

5/28/2024: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

5/30/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

5/31/2024: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

5/31/2024: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

6/6/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

 

The Plains

6/3/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

6/4/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens High School, One High School Rd.

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

5/24/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

5/30/2024: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Coshocton Medical Center, 48439 Genesis Dr

6/7/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Coshocton Public Health District, 637 Chestnut St

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Guernsey

 

Cambridge

5/29/2024: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

5/31/2024: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Farahay Family Dental Care, 522 Wheeling Avenue

6/8/2024: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

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Licking

 

Granville

6/4/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hoaglin Wellness Center, 550 Chapel Dr

 

Heath

5/22/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 4905 Jacksontown RD

 

Hebron

6/6/2024: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hebron New Life Church, 925 W Main St

 

Johnstown

5/20/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 S Main St

 

Newark

5/21/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 W Main St, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/24/2024: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 W Main St, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/28/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 W Main St, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/31/2024: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 W Main St, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/4/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 W Main St, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/7/2024: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 W Main St, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

5/20/2024: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

5/30/2024: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

5/31/2024: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

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Muskingum

 

New Concord

6/5/2024: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Zanesville

5/23/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

5/25/2024: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

5/28/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

6/3/2024: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble

 

Caldwell

5/23/2024: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry

 

Corning

5/21/2024: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 OH-155

 

Somerset

6/6/2024: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

6/1/2024: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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.

 

Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.

 

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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