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May 2018 Blood Donation Opportunities

Be prepared: Red Cross urges blood donation - (April 23, 2018) — This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year.

 

May 2018 Blood Donation Opportunities

Be prepared: Red Cross urges blood donation

 

(April 23, 2018) — This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations.

 

According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year.

 

In March 2015, Kevin Frame suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on collision during spring break. He received blood products to treat internal injuries immediately after the accident and during multiple surgeries while recovering.

 

“Without the blood and plasma products made available from donations, I would not be alive today to continue my rehabilitation journey,” said Frame, who had to relearn to swallow, speak and walk after the accident.

 

Regular blood, platelet and plasma donations help ensure that blood is available at a moment’s notice. In fact, it is the blood on the shelves that is used to help save lives at the time of an accident or sudden illness.

 

In trauma situations, when there’s no time to check a patient’s blood type, emergency personnel reach for type O negative red blood cells and type AB plasma because they can be transfused to any patient, regardless of blood type. Less than 7 percent of the population has type O negative blood, and only about 4 percent of the population has type AB blood.

 

Platelets may also be needed to help with clotting in cases of massive bleeding. Because platelets must be transfused within five days of donation, there is a constant – often critical – need to keep up with hospital demand.

 

Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve this May to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

All those who come to donate from April 9 to May 13, 2018, will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply. More details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More.)

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 1-26:

Athens County

 

Albany

5/9/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

5/2/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May St.

5/18/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Appalachian Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive

5/20/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., The Market on State, 1002 E. State St.

5/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens VA Clinic, 510 W. Union St.

5/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

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

 

Glouster

5/1/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trimble Elementary, Rt. 3, 18500 Jacksonville Rd

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Clark County

 

Springfield

5/8/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cliff Park High School, 821 North Limestone Street

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Coshocton County

 

Conesville

5/24/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Electric Power, 47201  County Road 273

 

Coshocton

5/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sacred Heart, 39 Burt Ave

5/2/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coshocton Elementary Schools, 801 Cambridge Road

5/4/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

5/10/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coshocton Christian School, 23891 Airport Road

 

Warsaw

5/14/2018: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., River View High School, 26496 St. Rt. 60 North

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

5/24/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amanda Family Dental, 145 W. Main Street

 

Bremen

5/8/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen Elementary, 210 Strayer Ave

5/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

5/3/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

5/5/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lancaster Vineyard Church, 431 Whiley Rd. S.W.

5/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

5/8/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

5/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

5/19/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pleasant Township Fire Dept., 2925 Lancaster Thornville Road NE

5/19/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Bernadette School, 1325 Wheeling Rd NE

 

Lithopolis

5/12/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

5/17/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fairfield Elem/Harmon Middle School, 12410 Harmon Road

5/21/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

5/23/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

5/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

 

Rushville

5/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

5/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Signature Healthcare of Fayette County, 375 Glenn Ave.

5/7/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

5/3/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Meadowbrook High School, 58615 Marietta Road

 

Cambridge

5/1/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

5/1/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

5/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

5/18/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Guernsey County District Public Library, 63500 Byesville Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

5/16/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

5/8/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

5/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 Ohio 328

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Licking County

 

Granville

5/17/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., The United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway

5/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

 

Hebron

5/3/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

5/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/4/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/6/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

5/8/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

5/15/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

5/15/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/18/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/18/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Hillview Elementary School, 1927 Horns Hill Road

5/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/23/2018: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

5/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

5/14/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

5/25/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

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Madison County

 

London

5/18/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick School, 226 Elm Street

5/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave

 

Plain City

5/17/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike

 

W Jefferson

5/17/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Krazy Glue Co., 1450 West Main St.

 

West Jefferson

5/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Battelle, St. Route 142

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Morgan County

 

McConnelsville

5/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

5/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dresden Elementary, 1318 Main St.

 

Frazeysburg

5/16/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Frazeysburg Elementary, 120 East 3rd Street

 

South Zanesville

5/1/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

5/1/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zanesville HS, 1701 Blue Avenue

5/2/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

5/7/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

5/12/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

5/19/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion Hall, 27 So. 3rd Street

5/21/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

5/24/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

5/25/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

5/26/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

5/26/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

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Noble County

 

Sarahsville

5/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah High School, 49346 SR 147

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Perry County

 

Corning

5/10/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

5/17/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crooksville Elementary School, 4065 School Rd

 

Junction City

5/26/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

5/17/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., New Lexington Elementary, 2550 Panther Dr.

5/23/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

New Straitsville

5/22/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Thornville

5/22/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

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Pickaway County

 

Ashville

5/10/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Aleris Rolled Product, 1 Reynolds Road

 

Circleville

5/9/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

5/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

5/25/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

5/3/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Paint Valley High School, 7454 U.S. Route 50

 

Chillicothe

5/4/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Huntington High School, 188 Huntsmen Road

5/24/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

5/24/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave. Suite J

5/25/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

5/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

5/9/2018: 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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