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Give one last gift – the gift of life – this 2019 holiday season

During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O.

 

Give one last gift – the gift of life – this 2019 holiday season

 

Give one last gift – the gift of life – this holiday season

Free Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt for those who come to give Dec. 19-Jan. 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 18, 2019) — During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O.

 

Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations. Across the U.S., 37 blood drives have already been canceled since Dec. 1, resulting in more than 1,000 uncollected donations. However, a patient’s need for lifesaving treatment doesn’t take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood and platelets are needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others.

 

As a special thank you for being the lifeline for patients this holiday season, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross Dec. 19-Jan. 5 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free 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.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Perry County

 

New Lexington

12/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

12/31/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Perry County District Library, 117 South Jackson Street

1/6/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mt. Aloysuis, 5375 Tile Plant Rd

 

New Straitsville

1/14/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Somerset

12/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

12/21/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Genesis Perry County Medical Center, 301 Dr. Mike Clouse Dr.

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Athens County

 

Athens

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kroger - Athens, 919 E. State St.

12/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

1/7/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Appalachian Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive

 

The Plains

12/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains Fire Department, 29 Connett Road

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

12/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

12/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

1/7/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., RHDD, 1517 Chestnut Street

1/10/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

Fresno

12/18/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

 

Warsaw

1/14/2020: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., River View High School, 26496 St. Rt. 60 North

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Fairfield County

 

Lancaster

12/19/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

12/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

12/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., SAM FM 98.3 Holiday Blood Drive - Knights of Columbus - Lancaster, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pleasant Twp. Fire Dept., 2925 Lancaster Thornville Rd. NE

1/2/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

1/6/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

1/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

 

Lithopolis

1/11/2020: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Millersport

12/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Millersport Senior High School, 11850 Lancaster Street

 

Pickerington

12/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

12/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Road

1/12/2020: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

1/15/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

12/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington Court House

12/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave

1/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

12/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

12/31/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

1/2/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cambridge Chiropractic, 927 Wheeling Avenue Suite 201

1/3/2020: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

1/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hampton Inn Cambridge, 8775 Georgetown Road

1/13/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cardinal Place Cambridge, 163 Meadow Park Drive

 

Cumberland

12/23/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

12/28/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

12/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Church of Praise and Worship Center, 30750 Lake Logan Rd.

12/31/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Logan Care and Rehabilitation, 300 Arlington Avenue

1/2/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 650 Walhonding

1/14/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Etna

12/27/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Heath

12/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 4905 Jacksontown RD

1/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lowe's, 888 Hebron Road

 

Hebron

1/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

12/20/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, 73 North Third Street

12/23/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kroger Marketplace - Newark, 1155 North 21st Street

12/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/31/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/3/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/5/2020: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

1/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/10/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/15/2020: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

1/15/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

 

Pataskala

12/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7618 Hazelton-Etna Road

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

 

Utica

12/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

12/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Trinity Hall, 8530 Lilly-Chapel, Georgesville Rd SE

12/27/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 61 S. Union Street

 

Plain City

12/21/2019: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

1/9/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Haven Fellowship Church, 7730 Converse-Huff Road

 

W Jefferson

12/20/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Krazy Glue Co., 1450 West Main St.

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Morgan County

 

McConnelsville

12/20/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

 

Stockport

1/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St., P.O Box 116

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

12/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Dresden

12/21/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

Duncan Falls

1/4/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 4509 Salt Creek Drive

 

New Concord

1/2/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Concord Church of Christ, 13333 Maple Lane

 

Norwich

12/31/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., East 40 Church of Christ, 7522 E. Pike

 

Zanesville

12/26/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick Street

12/28/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

12/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

1/3/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

1/4/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

1/6/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richard Hixon Law Building, 22 N. 5th St

1/9/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

1/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

New Lexington

12/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

12/31/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Perry County District Library, 117 South Jackson Street

1/6/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mt. Aloysuis, 5375 Tile Plant Rd

 

New Straitsville

1/14/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Somerset

12/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

12/21/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Genesis Perry County Medical Center, 301 Dr. Mike Clouse Dr.

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Pickaway County

 

Ashville

1/8/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ashville Elementary School, 90 Walnut St

 

Circleville

12/18/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

12/22/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Amvets, 818 Tarlton Road

1/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

1/8/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., OhioHealth Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

1/10/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Believe in Fitness, LLC, 121 E. Franklin St.

1/15/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

12/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crafts Unlimited, 4417 St. Rt. 41

12/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Rainsboro Church of Christ, 13072 Barrett Mill Road

 

Chillicothe

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

12/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

12/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash at the Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

1/2/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Mary's Family Life Center, 40 E. 4th Street

1/2/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

1/10/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., VA Medical Center, 17273 St. Rt 104, Building 9

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

12/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

1/9/2020: 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, 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
Perry County Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Groundhog Breakfast Jan 31, 2020 05:45 AM - 08:00 AM — Sheridan High School - 8725 Sheridan Dr, Thornville, OH 43076
Perry County Suicide Prevention Coalition February 2020 Meeting Feb 04, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Village Municipal Building - 215 South Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Drug Prevention Coalition February 2020 Meeting Feb 04, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Village Municipal Building - 215 South Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
February 2020 Free Legal Clinic Feb 04, 2020 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
February 2020 Free primary care clinic in Shawnee, Ohio Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Tecumseh Theater - 116 W Main St, Shawnee, OH 43782
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