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Need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays – donors needed 2019

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

 

Need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays – donors needed 2019

 

Need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays – donors needed

Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

 

(Dec. 2, 2019) — Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

 

How blood donation impacts lives

On Sept. 28, 2018, MaKenzie Schienebeck experienced a complication during her pregnancy and found herself losing blood extremely fast. She was in and out of consciousness and felt her life slipping away. Schienebeck was given blood transfusions on the way to the hospital, during emergency surgery and after surgery. “I would not be alive today if it was not for the American Red Cross and the gracious donors who gave their blood,” said Schienebeck. “Blood is more than just blood. It’s the key to saving lives.”

 

During the holiday season, set aside an hour to give blood and be the lifeline patients need. Make an appointment now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

 

In thanks for helping meet the urgent need, those who come to give blood or platelets now through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Thanks.)

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 2-31:

Perry County

 

New Lexington

12/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici, 4757 Tile Plant Rd.

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

 

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.

 

Thornville

12/14/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens County

 

Albany

12/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

12/10/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Holzer Athens, Holzer Athens, 2131 East State St.

12/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

12/17/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

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.

 

Glouster

12/11/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

12/13/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 205 W. Columbus Street

 

The Plains

12/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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

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Coshocton County

 

Conesville

12/11/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Electric Power, 47201  County Road 273

 

Coshocton

12/17/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

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

 

Fresno

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

 

Walhonding

12/16/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

12/17/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johns Branch Library, 116 E. High St

 

Baltimore

12/9/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

12/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Lancaster

12/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/7/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Bernadette School, 1325 Wheeling Rd NE

12/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

12/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

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

 

Millersport

12/4/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

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

 

Pickerington

12/6/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

12/7/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road

12/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

12/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

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

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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

12/10/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

12/13/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Victim Witness Division, 133 S. Main St.

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

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Greene County

 

Xenia

12/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

12/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60312 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

12/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22

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

 

Cumberland

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

 

Quaker City

12/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

12/10/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

12/4/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenfield McClain High School, 200 N. 5th Street

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

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Hocking County

 

Logan

12/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church - Hide Away Hills, 29439 Hide Away Hills Rd.

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

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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

 

Johnstown

12/16/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

12/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/5/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

12/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 76 East Main Street

12/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/13/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., TrueCore, 215 Deo Drive

12/17/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

12/24/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

 

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

12/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave

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.

 

W Jefferson

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

 

West Jefferson

12/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Battelle, St. Route 142

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Morgan County

 

Malta

12/13/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

 

McConnelsville

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

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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

 

Norwich

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

 

South Zanesville

12/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

12/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

12/12/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

12/16/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

12/5/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry County

 

New Lexington

12/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici, 4757 Tile Plant Rd.

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

 

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.

 

Thornville

12/14/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

12/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

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

 

Williamsport

12/5/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 107  Green Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

12/3/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Paint Valley High School, 7454 U.S. Route 50

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

12/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

12/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adena Health System - Carlisle, 9 Paint Street

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

 

Kingston

12/12/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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% 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
Blood Drive Ludowici - Local 505 Friday, December 6, 2019 Dec 06, 2019 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Ludowici Factory of Ideas - 4757 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County District Library New Lex Christmas Walk 2019 Dec 06, 2019 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Perry County District Library - 117 S. Jackson St., New Lexington, OH 43764
2019 New Lexington Christmas Parade Dec 06, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Jim Rockwell Stadium - School Dr, New Lexington, OH 43764
December 2019 Perry County Park District Board Meeting Dec 09, 2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — PBHC Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Thornville Masonic Lodge Saturday, December 14, 2019 Dec 14, 2019 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Thornville Masonic Lodge #521 - 44 E Columbus St, Thornville, OH 43076
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