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Give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season

 

Give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season

 

(Nov. 1, 2017) — The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.

 

Mike Healey’s son was born prematurely, weighing 3 pounds, and immediately needed blood. “I gave blood the next day and have done it 56 times since then,” he said. Though Healey’s son spent his first 49 days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit, he has thrived and is now a healthy, 10-year-old little league baseball player. “I will never forget whoever selflessly gave blood for my son.”

 

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

 

By giving blood or platelets, donors may give patients more time – and more holidays – with loved ones. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16-30:

 

Athens County

 

Athens

11/27/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, Ohio University Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/28/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

11/29/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

 

Nelsonville

11/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

11/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

11/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

11/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fisher Catholic High School, 1803 Granville Pike

11/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center - Thanksgiving Drive, 401 N. Ewing Street

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Guernsey County

 

Cumberland

11/27/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

11/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

11/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374

11/19/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6935 Twp Rd. 234

11/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, 5066 Twp. Rd 372

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 200 Ridge Rd., Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

 

Heath

11/22/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road

11/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Heath Recreation & Fitness Center, 771 Irving-Wick Drive W

 

Newark

11/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA, 470 West Church Street

11/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

11/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Newark Rotary, 50 N Second Street

11/21/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/24/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

11/28/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

11/27/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

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Madison County

 

London

11/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Madison Plains High School, 800 Linson Rd.

 

Plain City

11/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Haven Fellowship Church, 7730 Converse-Huff Road

 

West Jefferson

11/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

11/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Duncan Falls

11/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Duncan Falls - Philo Lions Club, Wayne Township Hall, 216 Bridge Street

 

Zanesville

11/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

11/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/25/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

11/28/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

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Perry County

 

Corning

11/16/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

11/16/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

11/18/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Straitsville

11/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

11/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

11/30/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University of Chillicothe, 101 University Drive

 

Frankfort

11/18/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

Kingston

11/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church  Hallsville, 8585 State Route 180

 

 

 

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, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

 

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.

Upcoming Events
Rendville Art Works Returns to The Bryn Du Mansion Nov 17, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — The Bryn Du Mansion - 537 Jones Rd, Granville, OH 43023
American Red Cross Blood Drive Nov 18, 2017 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM — American Legion Hall - 110 Logan St., Junction City, OH 43748
2017 Perry County Ohio Veterans Thanksgiving Program Nov 18, 2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Save-A-Lot - 512 N Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Start Talking! Building a Drug-Free Future Nov 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM — New Lexington High School - 2547 Panther Dr, New Lexington, OH 43764
American Red Cross Blood Drive Nov 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM — New Straitsville United Methodist Church - 101 Clark St., New Straitsville, OH 43766
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