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Red Cross makes it easy and rewarding to save lives this 2019 holiday season

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

 

Red Cross makes it easy and rewarding to save lives this  2019 holiday season

 

Red Cross makes it easy and rewarding to save lives this
holiday season

$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 18, 2019) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules? Try these three:

 

  • It’s quick and easy to find a convenient blood drive. Search for drives by ZIP code and make an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at RedCrossBlood.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
  • Donors can save time by completing a RapidPass®. The entire donation process only takes about an hour, but donors can save time with RapidPass. Pre-donation reading and health history questions can be completed online to save about 15 minutes.
  • Donors will get important health information. Donors receive a mini-health screening to help determine eligibility that includes blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin readings. First-time donors will also find out their blood type soon after donating.

 

The Red Cross supports patients at 2,500 hospitals nationwide and 40 hospitals in Central Ohio alone. As schedules fill with holiday parties, shopping and fun with friends and family, many blood donors delay giving. Unfortunately, that may lead to delays in treatments for patients relying on blood. Right now, there is a critical need for type O blood donors.

 

The Red Cross is thanking those who come to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 with 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.) Additionally, those who come to give Nov. 27-30 will receive an exclusive long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Perry County

 

Crooksville

11/18/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

11/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Junction City Elementary, 309 Poplar St.

11/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

11/20/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

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

 

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

11/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/25/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

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

 

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

 

Stewart

11/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

 

The Plains

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

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Clark County

 

Springfield

11/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National 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

11/20/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Annin & Company, 700 South 3rd Street

11/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton High School, 1205 Cambridge Road

11/26/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dean's Jewelry, 409 Main Street

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

 

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

 

West Lafayette

11/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kirk Street Event Center, 113 S. Kirk Street

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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.

 

Bremen

11/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

11/19/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

11/20/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fisher Catholic High School, 1803 Granville Pike

11/29/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center - Thanksgiving Drive, 401 N. Ewing Street

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.

 

Millersport

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

 

Pickerington

11/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

11/25/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

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

 

Rushville

11/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

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.

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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

11/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

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

 

Lore City

11/19/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trail High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

 

Quaker City

11/29/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Calais Church, 29880 Miltonsburg Calais Road

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

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

11/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

 

Freeport

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

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

11/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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

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Hocking County

 

Logan

11/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 State Route 328

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

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Licking County

 

Heath

11/29/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

11/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road

 

Johnstown

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

 

Newark

11/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

11/19/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

11/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road

11/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/27/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

11/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

 

Pataskala

11/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

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Madison County

 

London

11/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Madison Plains High School, 800 Linson Rd.

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

 

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

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Muskingum County

 

Frazeysburg

11/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

11/21/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

South Zanesville

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

 

Zanesville

11/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

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

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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

 

Crooksville

11/18/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

11/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Junction City Elementary, 309 Poplar St.

11/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

11/20/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

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

 

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

11/20/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

11/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

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

 

Williamsport

11/25/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Westfall High School, 19463 Pherson Pike

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

 

Chillicothe

11/21/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Atomic Credit Union, 1326 N Bridge Street

11/22/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

11/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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

 

Frankfort

11/23/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

Kingston

11/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church  Hallsville, 8585 State Route 180

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.

 

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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