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Donate with Red Cross to help ensure a diverse blood supply | September 9, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2020) – The American Red Cross needs people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it. For a small percentage of the population, finding someone else with the same blood type can be difficult. While the vast majority of people have types A, B, O or AB blood, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of a diverse patient population.

 

Donate with Red Cross to help ensure a diverse blood supply | September 9, 2020

 

 

Donate with Red Cross to help ensure a diverse blood supply

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2020) The American Red Cross needs people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it.

 

For a small percentage of the population, finding someone else with the same blood type can be difficult. While the vast majority of people have types A, B, O or AB blood, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of a diverse patient population. Patients who require frequent blood transfusions as part of their treatment, like those with sickle cell disease or other lifelong blood disorders, often need close blood type matches to prevent complications from their transfusion therapy.

 

All blood types are needed to ensure that the right blood product is available at the right time for all patients.

 

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Make an appointment to donate 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. Blood drives are also essential in helping ensure blood is available for patients this winter. To learn more and sign up to host a blood drive this fall or winter, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

 

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 they developed symptoms. Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

 

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 Sept. 16-30:

 

Perry County

 

New Lexington

9/25/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

New Straitsville

9/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

9/17/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

9/24/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University Red Cross Club, 1 Park Place

9/25/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

9/29/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

 

Nelsonville

9/22/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square

9/23/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rocky Outlet Store, 45 E. Canal Street

 

The Plains

9/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

9/18/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

9/23/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Annin & Company, 475 High Stret

 

Fresno

9/29/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

9/22/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Carroll

9/26/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bloom Carroll Middle School - Science Club Drive, 71 So. Beaver Street

 

Lancaster

9/24/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 343 E. Walnut Street

9/29/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

 

Millersport

9/30/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautaqua

 

Pickerington

9/17/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW

9/21/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

9/22/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW

9/22/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW

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Fayette County

 

Washington CH

9/28/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fayette County Community, 175 Halliday Way

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Greene County

 

Beavercreek

9/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Om Shanthi Hall/Hindu Temple of Dayton, 2615 Temple Lane

9/23/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

9/19/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Community Health Link, 1205 Clark Street

9/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

9/23/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

9/30/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenfield McClain High School, 200 N. 5th Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

9/19/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church - Hide Away Hills, 29439 Hide Away Hills Rd.

9/22/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Buckeye Lake

9/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Buckeye Lake FOE, 3240 Walnut Road

 

Etna

9/23/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

9/24/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway

 

Heath

9/30/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Johnstown

9/21/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

9/16/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/16/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA-Licking County, 470 W. Church St.

9/18/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/18/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Chapter House, 143 South 30th Street

9/22/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/25/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/27/2020: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

9/28/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Chapter House, 143 South 30th Street

9/29/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

9/29/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/30/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

9/23/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

 

Utica

9/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Morgan County

 

Stockport

9/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St., P.O Box 116

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Muskingum County

 

Frazeysburg

9/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

Zanesville

9/21/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

9/24/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

9/26/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

9/28/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

New Lexington

9/25/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

New Straitsville

9/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

9/16/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

9/18/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Circleville High School, 380 Clark Drive

9/18/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

9/25/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Amvets, 818 Tarlton Road

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

9/30/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Paint Valley High School, 7454 U.S. Route 50

 

Chillicothe

9/25/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

9/25/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

9/28/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

 

Frankfort

9/19/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

Kingston

9/16/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

 

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. 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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September 2020 Coffee with Some Commissioners Sep 29, 2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM — Dodson's on Broadway - 313 W Broadway St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive New Straitsville United Methodist Church Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — New Straitsville United Methodist Church - 101 Clark St, New Straitsville, OH 43766
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