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Red Cross: Blood donors, blood drive hosts needed | July 27, 2020

The course of this coronavirus pandemic is uncertain, but the need for blood is not. The American Red Cross has a continued need for donors to ensure blood is on the shelves for hospital patients. As a thank-you, those who come to give Aug. 1-Sept. 3 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon. --- Many people have stepped up to donate blood, but the Red Cross also has an urgent need for a different type of volunteer: Blood drive hosts. About 80% of blood donations are hosted by businesses, schools and community organizations, many of which remain closed. The Red Cross needs hosts to sign up now to ensure donors have places to give this fall.

 

 

Red Cross: Blood donors, blood drive hosts needed | July 27, 2020

 

 

Blood donors needed to keep supply strong as pandemic continues

$5 Amazon.com Gift Cards offered to thank all those who come to give

Blood drive hosts urgently needed this fall

 

(July 27, 2020) —Though this summer may feel different than summers past, one thing remains constant: The need for blood donations to help save lives. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to give blood to restock the shelves for patients battling disease and facing the unexpected.

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country and here in Central Ohio have stepped up to help by giving blood with the Red Cross. Blood donations from healthy individuals are just as essential now to meet patient needs, and those who gave this spring may be eligible to help again.

 

Donation appointments can be made for the coming days and weeks by downloading the free 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.

 

As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, those who come to give Aug. 1-Sept. 3 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon.* Plus, come to give by Aug. 31 and automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm, redeemable through the 2021 season!^

 

Help more people by hosting a blood drive

 

The Red Cross is also looking for blood drive hosts this fall to help ensure a stable blood supply. There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus, and while cases increase across the country, blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming rate as many businesses, schools and community organizations remain closed.

 

Because about 80% of blood donations are made at blood drives hosted by these groups, the Red Cross urgently needs the help of both blood donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily available for patients. Learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Blood donation safety precautions

To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, individuals who do not feel well or who believe they may be ill with COVID-19 should postpone their donation.

 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 1-15:

 

Perry County

 

Junction City

8/15/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

Somerset

8/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

8/8/2020: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens County

 

Athens

8/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

8/5/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

8/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

8/13/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

 

Nelsonville

8/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 205 W. Columbus Street

 

The Plains

8/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

8/12/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

8/12/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

 

Fresno

8/5/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Valley View Health Clinic, 32327 State Route 643

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

8/11/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Amanda Fire Department, 211 No. Johns Street

 

Baltimore

8/10/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

 

Lancaster

8/3/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

8/4/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

8/12/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

8/15/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Johns Family Community Blood Drive, 343 E. Walnut St.

 

Millersport

8/5/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

8/6/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

8/8/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW

8/9/2020: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

8/1/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington CH

8/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fayette County Community, 175 Halliday Way

 

Washington Court House

8/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave

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Greene County

 

Dayton

8/4/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Be Hope Church, 1850 North Fairfield Road

 

Xenia

8/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

8/5/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60312 Southgate Road

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

8/1/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Harrison County Cancer Crusaders-In Memory of Jerry Graham, Wallace Lodge at Sally Buffalo Park, 1 College Way

 

Freeport

8/11/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Leesburg

8/6/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Highland County Joint Fire/EMS Station, 200 South Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

8/8/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Out of the Boat Ministries Headquarters, 57 W. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Heath

8/11/2020: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Grateful Life Tour - Indian Mound Mall, 771 South 30th Street

 

Newark

8/4/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/4/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA-Licking County, 470 W. Church St.

8/7/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/8/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, 73 North Third Street

8/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/14/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

8/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7714 Hazelton-Etna Road

8/10/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

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Madison County

 

London

8/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fairhaven School, 510 Elm Street

8/12/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fairhaven School, 510 Elm St.

8/14/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fairhaven School, 510 Elm St.

 

Plain City

8/15/2020: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

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Morgan County

 

Malta

8/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

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Muskingum County

 

Chandlersville

8/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chandlersville Community Building, 8775 Chandlersville Rd

 

Zanesville

8/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

8/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

8/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Daniels Events & Performing Arts Center, 1018 Marietta St.

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

8/6/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry County

 

Junction City

8/15/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

Somerset

8/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

8/8/2020: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

8/4/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

8/5/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

8/5/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Believe in Fitness, LLC, 121 E. Franklin St.

 

South Bloomfield

8/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway Red vs Pickaway Blue, 5000 Park Place

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

8/14/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bainbridge Produce Auction, 4053 St. Rt. 41

 

Chillicothe

8/7/2020: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

8/13/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, 446 Hospital Road

8/14/2020: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

8/12/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

8/12/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., VFW Post 5299, 401 Veterans Memorial Drive

 

 

 

 

About blood donation

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.

 

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.

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* Restrictions apply. Additional information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

^ Terms and conditions apply. Additional information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/CedarFair.

 

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