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Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. HBO, Red Cross partner to offer sweepstakes, T-shirts to donors and Game of Thrones fans.

 

Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood

 

Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood

HBO, Red Cross partner to offer sweepstakes, T-shirts to donors and Game of Thrones fans

 

(Feb. 25, 2019) — The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

 

Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, helping patients facing life-threatening conditions and emergencies every day. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what emergency room personnel reach for when there’s no time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is also especially needed because it is the most transfused blood type and can be given to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.

 

Having a readily available blood supply is critical for patients like Luna Giles, who at the age of 1 1/2 has already underwent two heart surgeries and required over a dozen transfusions.

 

“Each time, the nurse would bring in a bag of blood for her transfusion, I noticed a small label on each one that said ‘Donation Type: Volunteer,’” said Luna’s mom, Jessie Giles. “It made me think about each individual who donated blood for my daughter. I would never know who those individuals were, and they would never see the effect their donation had. But each of those individuals, strangers to us, absolutely saved my daughter's life. They may never know it, but to me, they are heroes.”

 

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types, and blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Recent snowstorms and severe weather in many parts of the country have forced hundreds of blood drive cancellations, causing more than 20,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected.

 

Individuals of all blood types – especially type O – are asked to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

HBO and Red Cross invite Game of Thrones fans to Bleed #ForTheThrone

To celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the Red Cross have partnered to ask fans and blood donors to Bleed #ForTheThrone this March. This is the largest blood donation promotional effort by an entertainment company in Red Cross history – with six days of coordinated giving March 7-12 from fans and blood donors at blood drives in 43 states across the U.S., including an immersive blood drive experience at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

 

As part of the partnership, fans who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through March 17 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five trips to the season 8 world premiere of Game of Thrones. The trip includes travel for two, up to two nights hotel accommodations and a $250 gift card for expenses. Terms and conditions apply and are available at RedCrossBlood.org/HBOGameofThrones.*

 

Additionally, those who come to donate March 7-12 will also receive exclusive Game of Thrones swag including a T-shirt, stickers to unlock a unique Snapchat filter and other items, while supplies last.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Feb. 25-March 31:

 

Perry County

 

Crooksville

3/20/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

3/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

2/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

2/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

3/2/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Rose Catholic Church, 120 N. High St

 

New Straitsville

3/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Athens County

 

Athens

2/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

2/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

3/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., The Market on State, 1002 E. State St.

3/4/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Jefferson Hall, Ohio University -Jefferson Hall, 101 E. Union St.

3/5/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

3/6/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., OU-Bromley Hall, 35 S. Congress St.

3/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place, Baker Center

3/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Holzer Clinic-Athens, 2131 East State St.

3/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

3/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

3/21/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Children Services, 18 Stonybrook Drive

3/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., OU-Ping Center, 82 South Green Drive, Ohio University

3/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Quidel, 2005 East State St., Suite 100

3/27/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Carr Hall, 97 S. Green Drive

 

Millfield

3/6/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Job & Family Services, 13183 OH 13

 

Nelsonville

2/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rocky Brands Outlet Store, 45 E. Canall Street

3/6/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

3/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

 

The Plains

3/1/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hickory Creek of Athens, 51 East Fourth Street

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Clark County

 

Springfield

2/28/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road

3/14/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cliff Park High School, 821 North Limestone Street

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

3/1/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

3/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton High School, 1209 Cambridge Road

3/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton County Career Center, 23640 Airport Road

 

Fresno

3/7/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Valley View Health Clinic, 32327 State Route 643

 

Warsaw

3/26/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., River View High School, 26496 St. Rt. 60 North

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

3/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

2/28/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

3/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

3/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

3/7/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

3/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fairfield National Bank, 143 West Main St.

 

Lithopolis

3/2/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

3/4/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Toll Gate Middle School, 12089 Toll Gate Rd

3/9/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road

3/21/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

3/25/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

3/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

 

Rushville

3/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

 

Sugar Grove

3/9/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hide A Way Hills Club, 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

3/1/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Victim Witness Division, 133 S. Main St.

3/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

3/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southern State Community College, 1270 US Rte 62 SouthWest

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

3/12/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Meadowbrook High School, 58615 Marietta Road

 

Cambridge

2/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

2/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

3/8/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Guernsey County District Public Library, 63500 Byesville Road

3/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

3/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

 

Lore City

3/19/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trails High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

 

Senecaville

3/7/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mideast Career Center Buffalo, 57090 Vocational Road

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

3/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

3/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

3/9/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374

3/12/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

3/14/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hocking County DD, 1369 East Front St

3/24/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, 5066 Twp. Rd 372

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Licking County

 

Etna

2/28/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

3/29/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

 

Heath

3/5/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church Heath, 732 Hebron Road (RT.79)

3/7/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stevenson Elementary, 152 Cynthia Street

 

Hebron

3/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Johnstown

3/28/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., KDC Columbus, 8825 Smith’s Mill Road North

 

Newark

2/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wilkins Community Building, 11152 Willkins Run Road

3/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/13/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

3/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Equity Resources, Inc, 25 1/2 Park Place

3/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

3/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

3/4/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

 

Utica

2/28/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

3/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Buckeye Ford, 110 U.S. Route 42

3/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Madison Plains High School, 800 Linson Rd.

 

Plain City

3/7/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

2/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Frazeysburg

3/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

2/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

South Zanesville

3/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

2/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

2/26/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zanesville High School, 1701 Blue Avenue

2/26/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Zanesville High School, 1701 Blue Avenue

3/7/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

3/8/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

3/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

3/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

3/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

3/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

3/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

3/21/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

3/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

3/29/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 275 Sunrise Center

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Noble County

 

Sarahsville

3/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah High School, 49346 SR 147

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

3/20/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

3/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

2/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

2/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

3/2/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Rose Catholic Church, 120 N. High St

 

New Straitsville

3/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Pickaway County

 

Ashville

3/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Auxiliary gym, 3887 State Route 752

 

Circleville

3/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

3/6/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

3/20/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

3/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

 

Williamsport

3/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Westfall High School, 19463 Pherson Pike

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

3/3/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash at the Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

3/15/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Glatfelter Family Medical Center, 311 Caldwell St.

3/22/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

3/28/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

 

Kingston

3/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church  Hallsville, 8585 State Route 180

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

3/6/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newcomerstown Community, 121 South College Street

3/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Newcomerstown High School, 702 S River St

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

3/13/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Post 5299, 401 Veterans Memorial Drive

3/28/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Central Elementary School, 507 Jefferson St

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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