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Give hope to cancer patients by giving blood with the Red Cross

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

 

 

Give hope to cancer patients by giving blood with the Red Cross

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 4, 2018) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

 

Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, which required blood products.

 

Though she was a blood donor prior to her diagnosis, Gwinnup now has a new passion for the cause. “I want to raise awareness about the need for blood to treat cancer,” she said.

 

Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

 

Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month.

 

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org/GoForGoal.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 16-31:

Perry County

 

Crooksville

10/17/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

New Straitsville

10/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

10/16/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ohio University Living Learning Center, 111 S. Green Drive

10/16/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ohio University Jefferson Hall, 101 E. Union St.

10/18/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

10/23/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ping Center, 82 S. Green Drive

10/25/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

10/30/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ohio University Chubb Hall, 74 S. Court

 

The Plains

10/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Warsaw

10/31/2018: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., River View High School, 26496 St. Rt. 60 North

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

10/23/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Lancaster

10/17/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

10/18/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

10/31/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fairfield National Bank, 143 West Main St.

 

Pickerington

10/19/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

10/21/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

 

Sugar Grove

10/24/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Berne Union High School, 506 N. Main St.

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

10/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington Court House

10/18/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave, Medical Arts Building 2

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

10/25/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Meadowbrook High School - Colts Out for Blood, 58615 Marietta Road

10/25/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Meadowbrook High School - Colts Out for Blood, 58615 Marietta Road

 

Kimbolton

10/19/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Birmingham Methodist Church, 74091 Birmingham Road

 

Senecaville

10/17/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mideast Career Center Buffalo, 57090 Vocational Road

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

10/16/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

10/27/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

10/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 Ohio 328

10/30/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Etna

10/29/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

10/29/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., The United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway

10/29/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road

 

Heath

10/30/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church Heath, 732 Hebron Road (RT.79)

 

Hebron

10/25/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

10/16/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/19/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Weslyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave

10/23/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/26/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/30/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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Madison County

 

London

10/17/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rocking Horse Community Health Center Parking Lot, 212 N. Main St.

 

Plain City

10/27/2018: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

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Morgan County

 

McConnelsville

10/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

 

Stockport

10/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St., P.O Box 116

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

10/20/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

Duncan Falls

10/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Philo HS, 4000 Millers Lane

 

Zanesville

10/18/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

10/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

10/30/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., John McIntire Elementary School, 1275 Roosevelt Ave.

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Noble County

 

Sarahsville

10/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah HS, 49346 SR 147

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

10/17/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

New Straitsville

10/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

10/30/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

10/19/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bainbridge Produce Auction, 4053 St. Rt. 41

 

Chillicothe

10/26/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

10/26/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

10/29/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Chillicothe High School, 421 Yoctangee Parkway

10/29/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

10/31/2018: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash at the Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

10/26/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Post 5299, 401 Veterans Memorial Drive

 

 

 

How to donate blood

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 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.

 

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, 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.

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