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Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

Parents battling cancer. Accident victims being raced into the ER. New moms and premature babies facing complications after birth. They all may need lifesaving blood at any minute. But what if their blood types weren’t available? This was reality for Jacqueline Rogers whose open-heart surgery was delayed due to a blood shortage.

 

Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

 

Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

 

(June 24, 2019) — The _meric_n Red Cr_ss needs _l_ _d d_n_rs to bring back the missing A’s, B’s and O’s. A few missing letters may not seem like a big deal in a sentence, but for patients who need A, B, O and AB blood types, these missing letters mean life. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer.

 

Six years ago, doctors told Jacqueline Rogers' family that there wasn’t enough type O negative blood available to perform her open-heart surgery. This news that her surgery was postponed was scary for Jacqueline, just 8 at the time, who was born with a congenital heart disorder. “No blood means no surgery. I thought I was going to die.” Fortunately, blood donors stepped up, and Jacqueline’s surgery was successfully completed a week later.

 

To draw attention that blood types sometimes do go missing from hospital shelves, A’s, B’s and O’s began disappearing on June 11 from iconic brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites as part of the Missing Types campaign. The campaign is raising awareness of the need for more blood donors.

 

While thousands of blood donors have answered the call to fill the Missing Types, more donors are needed now to help ensure patients don’t have to wait for blood products. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who come to donate July 1-6 with an exclusive Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

All those who come to donate May 1 to August 31 in the Red Cross Central Ohio Region will receive a coupon for buy one get one free entry to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and be entered into a weekly drawing for four tickets to Zoombezi Bay through July 31.

 

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities June 24-July 15:

Perry County

 

Crooksville

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

New Straitsville

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

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Athens County

 

Albany

7/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ Community Wesleyan Church, 6275 Kenny Memorial Dr.

 

Athens

6/25/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

6/28/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., OU Credit Union, 944 E. State St.

7/3/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

 

Nelsonville

7/8/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

 

The Plains

7/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 49 Connett Rd

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

7/5/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dean's Jewelry, 409 Main Street

7/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Altercare of Coshocton, 1991 Otsego Ave

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

6/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Carroll

7/3/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Carroll Lions Club, 75 Center Street

 

Lancaster

6/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fisher Catholic High School, 1803 Granville Pike

7/1/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

7/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

7/11/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

7/15/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Crossroads, 2095 W. Fair Ave

 

Lithopolis

7/13/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marcus Theatre, 1776 Hill Rd North

 

Sugar Grove

6/29/2019: 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

7/1/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southern State Community College, 1270 US Rte 62 SouthWest

7/8/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

7/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Victim Witness Division, 133 S. Main St.

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Greene County

 

Xenia

6/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

6/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22

7/3/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

7/12/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

 

Quaker City

6/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

6/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Amish Community Blood Drive, 11861 Karnes Road

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Hocking County

 

Logan

6/25/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 State Route 328

7/2/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

7/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 650 Walhonding

7/7/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, 5066 Twp. Rd 372

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Licking County

 

Granville

7/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

 

Heath

7/5/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road

7/8/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 4905 Jacksontown RD

7/9/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Boeing Guidance Repair Center, 801 Irving-Wick Drive West

 

Hebron

7/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

6/24/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

6/25/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/29/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Weslyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave

7/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/3/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/5/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

7/9/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/12/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/13/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., First UMC Newark, 88 North 5th Street

7/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

 

Pataskala

7/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Summit Station United Methodist Church, 6626 Summit Rd SW

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Madison County

 

Plain City

7/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

 

West Jefferson

6/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

6/24/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Duncan Falls

7/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Duncan Falls - Philo Lions Club, Wayne Township Hall, 216 Bridge Street

 

New Concord

6/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Zanesville

6/25/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

6/28/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Centruy National Bank Lending Center, 505 Market St.

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University-Zanesville, 1425 Newark Rd

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

7/5/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

7/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

7/9/2019: 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Muskingum County Engineer, 155 Rehl Rd

7/13/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

7/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

New Straitsville

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

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

7/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

7/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., OhioHealth Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

7/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., OhioHealth Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

7/15/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Rhoads Garden Center, 1051 State Route 56 East

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

6/24/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

6/28/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

6/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

7/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 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.

 

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
The Come On, Come Ons at Tecumseh Theater on Saturday, July 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Tecumseh Theater - 116 W Main St, Shawnee, OH 43782
Blood Drive Perry County DD - Mt. Al Monday, July 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Mt. Aloysius (Gym) - 5375 Tile Plant Road, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry Family and Children First Council Third Quarter 2019 Meeting Jul 23, 2019 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM — MVESC - 1605 Airport Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
1st Annual Hemlock Cruise-In Jul 27, 2019 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Main St. - Hemlock, OH 43730
Perry County Community Improvement Corporation July 2019 Meeting Jul 30, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Perry County Job and Family Services - 212 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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