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Red Cross: Healthy donors needed to maintain blood supply

As influenza activity picks up this fall, 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.

 

Red Cross: Healthy donors needed to maintain blood supply

 

Red Cross: Healthy donors needed to maintain blood supply

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2019) — As influenza activity picks up this fall, 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.

 

Flu shot doesn’t affect blood donation eligibility

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.

 

For those that have the flu, it is important to wait until they no longer exhibit flu symptoms, have recovered completely and feel well before attempting to donate. Donors must feel healthy and well on the day of donation.

 

All blood types needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are urged to give now to ensure a stable supply this fall. Stay healthy this flu season and make an appointment to donate blood 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.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-15:

Perry County

 

New Straitsville

11/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

11/5/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ohio University Clippinger Hall, 139 University Terrace

11/7/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place, Baker Center

11/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

 

Nelsonville

11/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nelsonville York High School, 1 Buckeye Dr.

11/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

11/1/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

Fresno

11/4/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Valley View Health Clinic, 32327 State Route 643

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

11/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main St

 

Lancaster

11/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

11/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

11/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

11/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

11/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miami Trace High School, 300 Bloomingburg-New Holland Rd NW

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Greene County

 

Cedarville

11/7/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Cedarville University, 251 N Main St.

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

11/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

11/8/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

11/8/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Green Elementary School, 13495 Maysville-Williams Rd

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/2/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

11/6/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

11/6/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

 

Heath

11/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Boeing Guidance Repair Center, 801 Irving-Wick Drive West

 

Hebron

11/7/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

11/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/3/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wilkins Community Building, 11152 Willkins Run Road

11/5/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

11/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/6/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Equity Resources, Inc, 25 1/2 Park Place

11/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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Madison County

 

Plain City

11/8/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., TRUGREEN, 7890 Corporate Blvd

11/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Haven Fellowship Church, 7730 Converse-Huff Road

 

West Jefferson

11/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

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Muskingum County

 

Zanesville

11/4/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

11/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

11/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Caldwell High School, 516 Fairground Road

 

Sarahsville

11/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah High School, 49346 SR 147

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Perry County

 

New Straitsville

11/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

11/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

11/13/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., OhioHealth Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

11/1/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Huntington High School, 188 Huntsmen Road

11/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heritage Nazarene Church-Chillicothe Campus, 730 Orange St.

11/13/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University of Chillicothe - Shoemaker Center, 101 University Drive

11/15/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pixelle Family Medical Center, 311 Caldwell St.

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

11/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Newcomerstown High School, 702 S River St

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

11/13/2019: 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, 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.

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