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Give thanks for good health by giving blood

The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need.

 

Give thanks for good health by giving blood

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 1, 2018) — The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need.

 

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, medical treatments and emergencies that require blood don’t stop for the holidays. The Red Cross is thanking those who carve out time to give Nov. 21-24 with a long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

Patients like 6-year-old Ava King will continue to need transfusions critical to their care this holiday season. Ava has Diamond-Blackfan anemia, which impacts her body’s ability to produce enough red blood cells.

 

“We are so thankful for blood donors, because Ava relies on blood transfusions every month to stay alive and thrive,” said Ava’s mother, Tina King. “It’s truly a gift!”

 

By giving blood or platelets, donors may give patients more time – and more holidays – with loved ones. 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).

 

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong this winter is to host a Red Cross blood drive in December, January or February. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Give thanks for good health by giving blood

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16-30:

Perry County

 

Crooksville

11/20/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

11/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

11/26/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

11/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

11/28/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

 

Nelsonville

11/27/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

11/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

11/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton High School, 1209 Cambridge Road

11/21/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Annin & Company, 700 South 3rd Street

11/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dean's Jewelry, 409 Main Street

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

11/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

11/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fisher Catholic High School, 1803 Granville Pike

11/23/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center - Thanksgiving Drive, 401 N. Ewing Street

11/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

 

Pickerington

11/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sycamore Creek Church, 8100 Refugee Road

11/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

11/28/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

11/19/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

 

Cumberland

11/28/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

 

Quaker City

11/16/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Calais Church, 29880 Miltonsburg Calais Road, SR 513

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

11/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

11/17/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374

11/18/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6935 Twp Rd. 234

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/28/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College, Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

 

Heath

11/21/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road

11/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Newark

11/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., MoundBuilders Country Club, 125 North 33rd Street

11/20/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

11/23/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

11/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

11/21/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

11/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

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Madison County

 

London

11/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Madison Plains High School, 800 Linson Rd.

 

Plain City

11/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Journey Community Church, 11100 Lafayette-Plain City Road

 

West Jefferson

11/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

11/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Zanesville

11/16/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

11/19/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., McDonald's, 2739 Maple Avenue

11/19/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/24/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

11/27/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

11/20/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

11/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

11/30/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

11/16/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Huntington High School, 188 Huntsmen Road

11/21/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash at the Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

11/30/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

 

Frankfort

11/17/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

Kingston

11/23/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church  Hallsville, 8585 State Route 180

11/30/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

11/28/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Newcomerstown High School, 702 S River St

 

 

 

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.

Upcoming Events
Mt. Aloysius 2018 Holiday Bazaar Nov 17, 2018 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Mt. Aloysius Gymnasium - 5375 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
2018 Perry County Veterans Thanksgiving Program Nov 17, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Save-A-Lot - 512 N Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Rendville Art Works Returns to Bryn Du Mansion Saturday, November 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Bryn Du Mansion - 537 Jones Rd, Granville, OH 43023
Perry County Veterans Career and Resource Fair Nov 20, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — New Lexington American Legion - 328 Elizabeth St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Parks District November Meeting Nov 20, 2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — PBHC Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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