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Red Cross urges blood donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply

As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts. Hurricane Dorian has forced the closure of blood donation centers and the cancellation of blood drives in its path, causing blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.

 

Red Cross urges blood donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply

 

Red Cross urges blood donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2019) — As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

 

Hurricane Dorian has forced the closure of blood donation centers and the cancellation of blood drives in its path, causing blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.

 

How to help

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. 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.

 

Financial donations are also needed and allow the Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to  and help people recover from this disaster.

 

Up-to-date information about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Dorian is available at redcross.org.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 9-30:

 

Perry County

 

Corning

9/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Junction City

9/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

9/25/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

9/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

New Straitsville

9/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Athens County

 

Albany

9/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

9/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

9/11/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

9/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, OU-Baker Center, 1 Park Place

9/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, West Green - Grosvenor Hall

9/25/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Washington Hall, OU-Washington Hall, 49 East Green St.

9/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University Red Cross Club, 1 Park Place

 

Glouster

9/24/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

9/16/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, 601 Chestnut St.

9/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Nelsonville-York Elementary, 1 Buckeye Dr.

 

The Plains

9/25/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hickory Creek of Athens, 51 East Fourth Street

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

9/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus, 200 N Whitewoman St

9/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton County Career Center, 23640 Airport Road

9/25/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Annin & Company, 700 South 3rd Street

9/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coshocton Elementary School, 1203 Cambridge Road

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Fairfield County

 

Bremen

9/24/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Carroll

9/28/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bloom Carroll Middle School - Science Club Drive, 71 So. Beaver Street

 

Lancaster

9/10/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

 

Lithopolis

9/14/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

9/16/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

 

Rushville

9/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

9/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

9/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miami Trace High School, 300 Bloomingburg-New Holland Rd NW

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Greene County

 

Wilberforce

9/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Ward Student Center, 1400 Brush Row Road

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

9/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

9/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

 

Quaker City

9/30/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Calais Church, 29880 Miltonsburg Calais Road

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

9/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

9/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenfield McClain High School, 200 N. 5th Street

9/25/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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Licking County

 

Granville

9/13/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

 

Johnstown

9/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., KDC Columbus, 8825 Smith’s Mill Road North

 

Newark

9/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/11/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

9/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/16/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

9/17/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/20/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/20/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA-Licking County, 470 W. Church St.

9/24/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

9/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

9/25/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

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Muskingum County

 

Frazeysburg

9/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

9/26/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

South Zanesville

9/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

9/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

9/13/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

9/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

9/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

9/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

9/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

9/26/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

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Perry County

 

Corning

9/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Junction City

9/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

9/25/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

9/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

New Straitsville

9/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

9/18/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

9/27/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

 

Williamsport

9/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Westfall High School, 19463 Pherson Pike

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

9/12/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pixelle Family Medical Center, 311 Caldwell St.

9/18/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Homeland Credit Union, 25 Consumer Center

9/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

9/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

 

Frankfort

9/21/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

 

Kingston

9/12/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

9/17/2019: 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, 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
Perry Neighborhood Connection October 2019 Meeting Oct 15, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Ludowici Factory of Ideas - 4757 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
2019 Drive-Thru Flu Clinic and Medication Drop-Off Oct 16, 2019 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Crooksville Fire Department Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Oct 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Crooksville Fire Department - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Perry County Land Bank October 2019 Meeting Oct 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Perry County Commissioners - 121 W Brown St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Cancer Alliance to Celebrate 20th Anniversary on October 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
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