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Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets | November 28, 2022

Nov. 21, 2022 — As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks. Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% during holiday weeks, including the days around Thanksgiving. Seasonal illness and the threat of winter weather can add more concern during a time of year that is traditionally hard on the nation’s blood supply. Give thanks and give back – now is the time to make and keep donation appointments. Book a time to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org. Thanks to our partners at Amazon, all donors who come to give blood Nov. 28-Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Gift card by email.*

 

Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets | November 28, 2022

 

Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets

Help patients relying on blood transfusions throughout the holidays

Nov. 21, 2022 — As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.

 

Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% during holiday weeks, including the days around Thanksgiving. Seasonal illness and the threat of winter weather can add more concern during a time of year that is traditionally hard on the nation’s blood supply.

Give thanks and give back – now is the time to make and keep donation appointments. Book a time to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org. As a thank-you, all who come to donate Nov. 23-27 will get an exclusive Red Cross beanie, while supplies last. Thanks to our partners at Amazon, all donors who come to give blood Nov. 28-Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Gift card by email.*

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 21-Dec. 15

Perry

 

Corning

11/22/2022: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Somerset

12/15/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

12/3/2022: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens

 

Albany

12/15/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

11/22/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church - Braylyn Strong, 60 Pomeroy Rd.

11/30/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

12/1/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

12/1/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

12/1/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

12/14/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

12/14/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

 

Glouster

12/9/2022: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

The Plains

12/5/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

11/22/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

11/30/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton High School, 1205 Cambridge Road

12/7/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

12/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

 

Walhonding

12/12/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Guernsey

 

Byesville

12/14/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60325 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cambridge Area YMCA Family Center, 1301 Clairmont Ave

11/28/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11146 Cadiz Road

12/9/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

 

Lore City

12/9/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trail High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

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Licking

 

Granville

11/25/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

 

Heath

12/8/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Johnstown

11/28/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

12/12/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johnstown Council Chambers, 599 S. Main St

 

Newark

11/21/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., YMCA, 470 West Church Street

11/22/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/25/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/26/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

11/28/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., TrueCore, 215 Deo Drive

11/29/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

11/29/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/30/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

12/2/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/2/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Valley High School, 100 Hainsview Drive

12/6/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/9/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/13/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/14/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Park National  Bank, 50 N. Third Street

 

Pataskala

11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

11/25/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

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Morgan

 

McConnelsville

12/8/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

 

Stockport

12/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St.

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Muskingum

 

New Concord

11/28/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

Zanesville

11/21/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Muskingum High School, 200 Kimes Rd

11/21/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/29/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., James Singer Activity Center, 407 Pershing

11/30/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

12/5/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/12/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/15/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble

 

Caldwell

11/23/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Community Center,  44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry

 

Corning

11/22/2022: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Somerset

12/15/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

12/3/2022: 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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