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Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations now

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more.

 

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations now

Come to give by Dec. 19, receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations now

(Nov. 26, 2018) — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

 

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more.

 

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

 

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

 

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).

 

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 26-Dec. 19:

Perry County

 

Crooksville

12/19/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

New Lexington

12/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

Thornville

12/2/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

12/8/2018: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens County

 

Albany

12/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

11/26/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

11/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

11/28/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

12/12/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., OU Credit Union, 944 E. State St.

12/18/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Holzer Clinic-Athens, 2131 East State St.

 

Glouster

12/13/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

11/27/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

The Plains

12/17/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Clark County

 

Springfield

12/19/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

12/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hopewell Industries, 637 Chestnut Street

12/12/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hopewell Industries, 637 Chestnut Street

 

Fresno

12/10/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Valley View Health Clinic, 32327 State Route 643

12/12/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

 

Walhonding

12/10/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

12/18/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johns Branch Library, 116 E. High St

 

Baltimore

12/3/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

12/18/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Bremen

11/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

11/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

12/1/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lancaster Vineyard Church, 431 Whiley Rd. S.W.

12/1/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Bernadette School, 1325 Wheeling Rd NE

12/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/12/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

12/15/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

 

Millersport

12/5/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

11/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

11/28/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

12/1/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road

12/3/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

12/5/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

12/6/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

12/8/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

12/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

12/15/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington Court House

12/11/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

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Greene County

 

Xenia

12/9/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

12/5/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60312 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

12/2/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

12/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22

 

Cumberland

11/28/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

 

Quaker City

12/10/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Harrison

 

Freeport

12/18/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/28/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College, Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

 

Heath

12/2/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lowe's, 888 Hebron Road

12/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Boeing Guidance Repair Center, 801 Irving-Wick Drive West

 

Johnstown

12/17/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

12/18/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., KDC Columbus, 8825 Smith’s Mill Road North

 

Newark

11/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

11/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/5/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

12/7/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

12/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/18/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/18/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 76 East Main Street

 

Pataskala

11/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

12/4/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7714 Hazelton-Etna Road

 

Utica

12/6/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

12/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave

 

W Jefferson

12/6/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Krazy Glue Co., 1450 West Main St.

 

West Jefferson

11/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

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Morgan County

 

Malta

12/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

 

McConnelsville

12/18/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

11/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Dresden

12/15/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

Zanesville

11/27/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

12/3/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/4/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Century National Bank, 1201 Brandywine Blvd

12/17/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/18/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

12/13/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, Noble County Fairgrounds  44187 Fairgrounds Rd, Community Center

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

12/19/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

New Lexington

12/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

Thornville

12/2/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

12/8/2018: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

11/30/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

12/7/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Logan Elm Health Care Center, 370 Tarlton Rd

12/19/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

 

Williamsport

12/6/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 107  Green Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

12/7/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Paint Valley High School, 7454 U.S. Route 50

 

Chillicothe

11/30/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

12/5/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 781 Madison Ave

12/6/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Glatfelter Family Medical, 311 Caldwell St.

12/10/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

12/19/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, 272 Hospital Rd.)

 

Kingston

11/30/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

11/28/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Newcomerstown High School, 702 S River 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.

 

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.

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