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Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse supply

 

Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse supply

Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse supply

 

(Sept. 25, 2017) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

 

Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.

 

Patients who need repeated transfusions, like 11-year-old Tymia McCullough who has sickle cell disease, must have blood that is matched very closely. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

 

Donors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as all blood types, are needed to help

patients fight sickle cell disease, alpha thalassemia and other illnesses. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 1-28:

 

 

Athens County

 

Athens

10/6/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger - Athens, 919 E. State St.

10/17/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

10/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Jefferson Hall, OU-Jefferson Hall, 46 East Green St.

10/19/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

 

Nelsonville

10/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

The Plains

10/23/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

10/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Drive

10/11/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Drive

 

Fresno

10/11/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

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Fairfield County

 

Amanda

10/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johns Branch Library, 116 E. High St

 

Baltimore

10/9/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

10/24/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baltimore VFW, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Lancaster

10/2/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

10/3/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

10/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

10/9/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Crossroads, 2095 W. Fair Ave

10/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

10/19/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 324 Gay St.

10/25/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

 

Millersport

10/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

10/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

10/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

10/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

10/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

 

Sugar Grove

10/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Berne Union High School, 506 N. Main St.

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

10/7/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 23 S. Main St.

 

Washington CH

10/10/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

10/19/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1510 Columbus Ave, Medical Arts Building 2

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Greene County

 

Xenia

10/15/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

10/4/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, Stop Nine Church of Christ, 60312 Southgate Road

10/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Meadowbrook High School - Colts Out for Blood, 58615 Marietta Road

10/26/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Meadowbrook High School - Colts Out for Blood, 58615 Marietta Road

 

Lore City

10/13/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Buckeye Trails High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

 

Quaker City

10/16/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 126 Fair Street

 

Senecaville

10/18/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mideast Career Center Buffalo, 57090 Vocational Road

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

10/20/2017: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

10/28/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

10/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 Ohio 328

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Licking County

 

Granville

10/13/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Denison University, 200 Ridge Rd., Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

10/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ross' Granville Market, 484 South Main Street

10/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2468 Granville Newark Road

 

Heath

10/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Johnstown

10/16/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

10/3/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

10/6/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/8/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Liquid Supports the Mia Strong Blood Drive, 2062 Cherry Valley Road

10/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

10/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/13/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Community Weslyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave

10/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

10/17/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road

10/20/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

10/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., MedBen, 1821 West Main Street

10/27/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

10/9/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7714 Hazelton-Etna Road

 

Utica

10/12/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Madison County

 

London

10/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal, 10 E 4th St

10/18/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Rocking Horse Community Health Center Parking Lot, 212 N. Main St.

 

Plain City

10/28/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Maranatha Community Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Rd.

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Montgomery County

 

Dayton

10/25/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Five Rivers MetroParks, 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave

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Morgan County

 

Malta

10/6/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church, 212 Main Street

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

10/21/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

New Concord

10/4/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., East Muskingum Middle School, 13120 John Glenn School Road

 

Philo

10/14/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Harrison Twp Fire Department, 300 3rd Street

 

Zanesville

10/9/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

10/14/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

10/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

10/23/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

10/12/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, Noble County Fairgrounds  44187 Fairgrounds Rd, Community Center

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

10/18/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

New Lexington

10/13/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 520 1st Street

 

Somerset

10/12/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

10/7/2017: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

10/4/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

10/11/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

 

Williamsport

10/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 107  Green Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

10/20/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bainbridge Produce Auction, 4053 St. Rt. 41

 

Chillicothe

10/3/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue

10/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Mary's Family Life Center, 40 E. 4th Street

10/13/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 45 E. Second St.

10/16/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

10/18/2017: 6 a.m. - 12 p.m., Kenworth Truck Company, 65 Kenworth Drive

10/18/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kenworth Truck Company, 65 Kenworth Drive

10/20/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

10/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, 446 Hospital Road

10/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., iHeartMEDIA, 181 N Bridge St

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

10/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Post 5299, 401 Veterans Memorial Drive

 

McArthur

10/2/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Vinton County High School, 63910 U.S. Highway 50

 

 

 

 

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, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

 

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.

Upcoming Events
Holiday tips for the Alzheimer's Caregiver Dec 14, 2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM — GENESIS HEALTH CARE - 920 South Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
American Red Cross Blood Drive Dec 15, 2017 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Ludowici - Local 505 - 4757 Tile Plant Rd., New Lexington, OH 43764
Free Health Screenings Dec 19, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Perry County Health Department - 409 Lincoln Park Drive, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry Neighborhood Connection December Meeting Dec 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Ludowici Tile Plant Factory of Ideas - Tile Plant Road, New Lexington, OH 43764
Chronic Disease Class - Joint Replacement Before and After Care Dec 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Arethusa Springs Apartments - 530 1st St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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