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Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

 

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

 

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

Receive gifts from Amazon, Columbus Zoo for coming to donate

 

(August 13, 2019) — With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

 

While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

 

Make an appointment to donate blood now 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. 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 112 days.

 

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give July 29 through Aug. 29 with 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.)

 

In addition, those who come to give blood in the Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Region will receive a coupon for buy-one-get-one free entry to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, through August 31, 2019.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 13-31:

Perry County

 

Crooksville

8/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

8/23/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

New Lexington

8/23/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

 

Somerset

8/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

8/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Genesis Perry County Medical Center, 301 Dr. Mike Clouse Dr.

 

Thornville

8/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thornvillle Elementary, 70 East Columbus St.

8/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

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Athens County

 

Athens

8/15/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

8/20/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

8/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

8/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

8/28/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Carr Hall, 97 S. Green Drive

8/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

8/30/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger - Athens, 919 E. State St.

 

Nelsonville

8/14/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Parade of the Hills, 85 W. Columbus Street

8/28/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

8/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St Rt 144

 

The Plains

8/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Clark County

 

Springfield

8/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

8/20/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

8/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

8/30/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

Walhonding

8/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

8/13/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johns Branch Library, 116 E. High St

 

Baltimore

8/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Carroll

8/15/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Company Wrench, 4805 Scooby Lane

 

Lancaster

8/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

 

Pickerington

8/16/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

8/17/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road

8/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

8/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

 

Sugar Grove

8/24/2019: 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

8/13/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southern State Community College, 1270 US Rte 62 SouthWest

8/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave

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Greene County

 

Xenia

8/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

8/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Dean Orthodontics, 61121 Southgate Road

8/20/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

8/20/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

 

Quaker City

8/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

8/13/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

 

Hopedale

8/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Gables Care Center, 350 Lahm Drive

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

8/24/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

8/21/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hocking County DD, 1369 East Front St

8/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Etna

8/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

8/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

8/23/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road

 

Heath

8/13/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grateful Life Tour at the Church In The Mall, 771 S 30th Street

 

Johnstown

8/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

8/13/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Home Depot - Newark, 1330 N. 21st St.

8/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/22/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., MedBen, 1821 West Main Street

8/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

8/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/25/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road

8/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

8/31/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Weslyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave

 

Utica

8/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

8/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave

8/16/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Blood Drive at Church, 61 S. Union Street

 

Plain City

8/17/2019: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

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Morgan County

 

Malta

8/16/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

8/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Dresden

8/17/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

Zanesville

8/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

8/29/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

8/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Community Bank, 113 N. 5th Street

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

8/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

8/23/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

New Lexington

8/23/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

 

Somerset

8/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

8/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Genesis Perry County Medical Center, 301 Dr. Mike Clouse Dr.

 

Thornville

8/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thornvillle Elementary, 70 East Columbus St.

8/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

8/21/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

8/31/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amvets, 818 Tarlton Road

 

South Bloomfield

8/30/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway Red vs Pickaway Blue, 5075 South Union Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

8/13/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

8/23/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

8/26/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

8/21/2019: 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.

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