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Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting breast cancer

(Oct. 7, 2020) — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who come to give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

 

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting breast cancer

 

 

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting breast cancer

Those who come to give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

 

(Oct. 7, 2020) — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who come to give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

 

Donors are asked to make appointments 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.

 

Donors of all blood types are urged to help ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. To thank those who come to give in October, the Red Cross is also offering a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card to five lucky winners. *Terms and conditions apply. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Unite.

 

Blood donations play a crucial role in cancer treatment

Diane Doehrman began donating blood during college. In the years following, she became a platelet donor and even helped start blood drives in her community. More recently, Doehrman’s been on the receiving end of blood donations. Fourteen years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now she has an incurable cancer, malignant mixed Müllerian tumor.

 

“As a cancer patient, I had to have blood transfusions several times when the chemotherapy treatments have destroyed my immune system,” she said. “I am so very thankful for the donations from others. It can truly save a life.”

 

Cancer patients undergoing surgery and chemotherapy may require red blood cell or platelet transfusions. In fact, patients fighting cancer need more blood than those with any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply.

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 Oct. 15-31:

 

Perry County

 

Junction City

10/24/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

10/23/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st St.

 

Somerset

10/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

10/28/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Baker Center, Baker Center Ballroom, 1 Park Place

10/29/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

 

The Plains

10/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Fresno

10/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Valley View Health Clinic, 32327 State Route 643

 

Walhonding

10/19/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

10/20/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Amanda Fire Department, 211 No. Johns Street

10/28/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Amanda Fire Department, 211 No. Johns St.

 

Baltimore

10/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

10/31/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., LifeBridge Church, 1001 S. Main Street

 

Lancaster

10/15/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

10/23/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

10/26/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Crossroads, 2095 W. Fair Ave

 

Pickerington

10/23/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus, 1010 Refugee Road

10/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Rd. NW

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

10/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave

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Greene County

 

Beavercreek

10/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons

 

Xenia

10/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

10/22/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Stop Nine, 60330 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

10/20/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 136 E.8th Street

10/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22

10/20/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 136 E.8th Street

 

Quaker City

10/26/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Calais Church, 29880 Miltonsburg Calais Road

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

10/28/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department, 254 East Market Street

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Highland County

 

Hillsboro

10/17/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Rd

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Hocking County

 

Logan

10/20/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

10/25/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ebenezer Heritage Center, 7094 Twp Rd. 234

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Licking County

 

Etna

10/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

10/22/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bryn Du Mansion, 699 Jones Rd NE

10/24/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway

 

Heath

10/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Johnstown

10/19/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

10/16/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/20/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/23/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/24/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, 73 North Third Street

10/27/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/28/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

10/30/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

10/23/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

 

Utica

10/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

10/16/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 61 S. Union Street

10/30/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fairhaven School, 510 Elm Street

 

Plain City

10/24/2020: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

10/25/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Shred CrossFit, 7670 Commerce Place, Ste. E

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

10/26/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Dresden

10/17/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Northgate Church of Dresden, 10516 Frazeysburg Road

 

Zanesville

10/19/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

10/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

10/27/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Noble County Fairgrounds, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry County

 

Junction City

10/24/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

10/23/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st St.

 

Somerset

10/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

10/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ohio Christian University, 1476 Lancaster Pike

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

10/16/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 105 W.3rd Street

 

Chillicothe

10/16/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 1530 Western Ave.

10/21/2020: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Kenworth Truck Company, 65 Kenworth Drive

10/21/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Kenworth Truck Company, 65 Kenworth Drive

10/23/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

10/26/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

10/29/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

10/29/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

10/30/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash at the 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
Blood Drive Perry County Senior Center Friday, October 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Senior Center - 520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Land Bank Will Meet October 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Perry County Commissioners - 212 S Main St (Lower Level), New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Ebenezer Baptist Church Sunday, October 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Ebenezer Baptist Church - 7094 Twp Rd 234, Logan, OH 43138
Blood Drive New Straitsville United Methodist Church Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM — New Straitsville United Methodist Church - 101 Clark St, New Straitsville, OH 43766
Blood Drive Perry County Senior Center Friday, November 13, 2020 Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Perry County Senior Center - 520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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