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Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain blood supply

As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

 

Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain blood supply

Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain blood supply

Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain blood supply

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2018) — As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

 

Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. One way to maintain health is to get a flu vaccine each fall. There is no waiting period to give blood or platelets after receiving a flu shot as long as the donor is symptom-free and fever-free.

 

Stay healthy this flu season and 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).

 

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed this fall after hurricanes Michael and Florence forced the cancellation of about 200 blood drives, causing approximately 7,000 units of blood and platelets to go uncollected.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-15:

 

Perry County

 

Corning

11/15/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

New Lexington

11/6/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington Middle School, New Lexington Middle School, 2549 Panther Dr.

11/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

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Athens County

 

Athens

11/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University Baker Center, Ohio University Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/8/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Carr Hall, 97 S. Green Drive

11/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

 

Millfield

11/7/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Job and Family Service, 13183 OH 13

 

Nelsonville

11/9/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nelsonville York High School, 1 Buckeye Dr.

11/12/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

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Coshocton County

 

Conesville

11/8/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Electric Power, 47201  County Road 273

 

Coshocton

11/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

11/12/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main St

 

Lancaster

11/3/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church Lancaster, 1950 Pleasantville Road

11/5/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

11/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

11/8/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

11/13/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

 

Lithopolis

11/10/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Rushville

11/13/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

11/5/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Greene County

 

Cedarville

11/1/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Cedarville University, 251 N Main St.

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

11/2/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Center, 1022 Carlisle Ave

11/6/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., SEORMC Blood Drive at Mr. Lees Restaurant, 2000 East Wheelling Avenue

11/6/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., SEORMC Blood Drive at Mr. Lees Restaurant, 2000 East Wheelling Avenue

11/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Zane State Cambridge, 9900 Brick Church Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

11/9/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Green Elementary School, 13495 Maysville-Williams Rd

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/8/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College, Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

11/10/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

11/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

 

Newark

11/1/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

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

11/4/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wilkins Community Building, 11152 Willkins Run Road

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

11/7/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

11/9/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road

11/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., YMCA, 470 West Church Street

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Madison County

 

London

11/2/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Blood Drive at Church, 61 S. Union Street

11/9/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Buckeye Ford, 110 U.S. Route 42

 

Plain City

11/15/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

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Muskingum County

 

New Concord

11/1/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

11/1/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

Zanesville

11/3/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

11/5/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/8/2018: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Ohio University – Zanesville/Zane State, 1425 Newark Rd.

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Perry County

 

Corning

11/15/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

New Lexington

11/6/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington Middle School, New Lexington Middle School, 2549 Panther Dr.

11/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

11/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

11/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University of Chillicothe, 101 University Drive

11/12/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

11/7/2018: 1 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 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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