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Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O.

 

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

 

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

 

(Aug. 8, 2018) — As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.

 

A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure livesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O.

 

In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets July 30 through Aug. 30, 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 by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 16 weeks.

 

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 16-31:

Athens County

 

Athens

8/16/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Quidel, 2005 East State St., Suite 100

8/16/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

8/28/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Appalachian Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive

8/28/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

8/30/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Carr Hall, 97 S. Green Drive

 

Coolville

8/29/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hopewell Health Centers, 25716 Wilson St.

 

Millfield

8/29/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Job and Family Service, 13183 OH 13

 

Nelsonville

8/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

8/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

 

The Plains

8/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

8/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

8/28/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Lancaster

8/23/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pleasant Twp. Fire Dept., 2925 Lancaster Thornville Rd. NE

 

Pickerington

8/18/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

8/26/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

8/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington Court House

8/23/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave, Medical Arts Building 2

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Greene County

 

Xenia

8/19/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Quaker City

8/20/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

8/21/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

8/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

8/27/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hocking Valley Community Hospital, 601 St. Rt. 644 N

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Licking County

 

Etna

8/23/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

8/23/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road

 

Heath

8/21/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church Heath, 732 Hebron Road (RT.79)

 

Hebron

8/30/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Johnstown

8/20/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

8/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road

8/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

8/24/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/28/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/30/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., USW Union Hall Local #244, 350 Hudston Ave

8/31/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

8/31/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

 

Utica

8/16/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

8/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rocking Horse Community Health Center Parking Lot, 212 N. Main St.

8/28/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Buckeye Ford, 110 U.S. Route 42

 

Plain City

8/25/2018: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

8/18/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

New Concord

8/28/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Zanesville

8/16/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Muskingum Co Fairgrounds, Brighton & Pershing Roads

8/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

8/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

8/22/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

New Lexington

8/17/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

8/28/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Lex CCCU, 700 Center St

 

New Straitsville

8/31/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Somerset

8/16/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

8/22/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

8/28/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

8/17/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bainbridge Produce Auction, 4053 St. Rt. 41

8/19/2018: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Rainsboro Church of Christ, 13072 Barrett Mill Road

 

Chillicothe

8/20/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

8/29/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

8/31/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

8/30/2018: 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 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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