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Red Cross: Blood, platelet donations needed in wake of Hurricane Florence

As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to care for patients in the storm’s path and across the country. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

 

Red Cross: Blood, platelet donations needed in wake of  Hurricane Florence

 

 

Red Cross: Blood, platelet donations needed in wake of

Hurricane Florence

Thousands of lifesaving blood donations have gone uncollected due to drive cancellations forced by the hurricane, but patients still need critical medical care

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2018) — As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to care for patients in the storm’s path and across the country. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

 

Hurricane’s impact on blood and platelet donations

Hurricane Florence’s wrath left catastrophic damage behind and also took a toll on blood and platelet donations. Nearly 200 Red Cross blood drives in the Southeast were forced to cancel, resulting in more than 5,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

 

“Natural disasters like hurricanes can disrupt blood drives and prevent donors from giving, but hospital patients still depend on lifesaving transfusions,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “There is an especially critical need for platelets to help cancer patients and type O blood donations for ongoing patient care and emergencies. Every donation can be a lifeline for patients.”

 

How to help

Donors in Ohio and beyond of all blood types are urged to help restore hope to patients across the country by making an appointment today to give blood or platelets. Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Financial donations are also needed and allow the Red Cross to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by Hurricane Florence by visiting RedCross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 

Up-to-date information about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Florence is available at RedCross.org.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities, Sept. 20 - Oct. 15:

 

Perry County

Crooksville

10/11/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., PCC Airfoils, 101 China St.

New Lexington

10/12/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

Somerset

10/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

Thornville

9/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

10/6/2018: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens County

 

Athens

9/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., OU College of Communications, Radio Television Bldg., College St.

9/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University Red Cross Club, 1 Park Place

9/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Gamertsfelder Hall, 58 East Green Dr.

9/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University Red Cross Club, 1 Park Place

10/5/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger - Athens, 919 E. State St.

10/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University Baker Center, Ohio University Baker Center, 1 Park Place

 

Nelsonville

9/25/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

9/28/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Nelsonville-York Elementary, 1 Buckeye Dr.

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

9/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton County Career Center, 23640 Airport Road

9/26/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coshocton Elementary School, 1203 Cambridge Road

10/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hopewell Industries, 637 Chestnut Street

10/10/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hopewell Industries, 637 Chestnut Street

 

Fresno

10/10/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

 

Walhonding

10/15/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

10/9/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johns Branch Library, 116 E. High St

 

Baltimore

10/1/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

 

Bremen

9/25/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Carroll

9/22/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bloom Carroll Middle School - Science Club Drive, 71 So. Beaver Street

 

Lancaster

10/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

10/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

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

10/5/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

10/8/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Crossroads, 2095 W. Fair Ave

10/10/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

 

Millersport

10/10/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

9/24/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

10/4/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

10/13/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

 

Sugar Grove

9/29/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hide A Way Hills Club, 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd

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Fayette County

 

Washington CH

9/21/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miami Trace High School, 3722 State Route 41 NW

 

Washington Court House

10/9/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

10/12/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Court House Manor, 555 N Glenn Avenue

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Greene County

 

Xenia

10/14/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

10/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60312 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

9/21/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

 

Cumberland

10/2/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

 

Lore City

10/12/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trails High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

 

Quaker City

10/15/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Licking County

 

Granville

9/25/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College, Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

10/12/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College, Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

10/13/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ross' Granville Market, 484 South Main Street

 

Johnstown

10/15/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

9/20/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

9/21/2018: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

9/21/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/28/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/1/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., MedBen, 1821 West Main Street

10/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/3/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coughlin Automotive Group, 1475 Mt.  Vernon Rd.

10/4/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

10/5/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/7/2018: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

10/9/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

10/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/12/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

10/8/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7714 Hazelton-Etna Road

 

Utica

10/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

Plain City

9/20/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

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Morgan County

 

Malta

10/5/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

10/1/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

New Concord

10/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., East Muskingum Middle School, 13120 John Glenn School Road

 

Philo

10/6/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Harrison Twp Fire Department, 300 3rd Street

 

Zanesville

9/24/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

9/29/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

10/6/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

10/8/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

10/11/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, Noble County Fairgrounds  44187 Fairgrounds Rd, Community Center

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

10/11/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., PCC Airfoils, 101 China St.

 

New Lexington

10/12/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

 

Somerset

10/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

9/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

10/6/2018: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

9/21/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

10/3/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

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

 

Williamsport

10/4/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 107  Green Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

9/28/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

10/2/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue

10/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Mary's Family Life Center, 40 E. 4th Street

10/15/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

 

Frankfort

9/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

9/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Vinton County Healthy Living Health Fair at the Vinton County High School, Route 50

 

 

 

How to donate blood

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 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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2018 Kroger Fall Safety Day Oct 25, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Kroger Parking Lot - 610 Carroll St., New Lexington, OH 43764
Boot Camp for New Dads and Moms Oct 25, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — PBHC Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Resource Rally and Job Fair Oct 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
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