You are here: Home / News / Resolve to give blood with the Red Cross

Resolve to give blood with the Red Cross

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

 

Resolve to give blood with the Red Cross

Resolve to give blood with the Red Cross

 

(Jan. 2, 2019) — The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

 

Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

 

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

 

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

 

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

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

 

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 2-31:

Perry County

 

Corning

1/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

1/17/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

1/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

1/9/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Lex CCCU, 700 Center St

1/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

_______________

 

Athens County

 

Athens

1/3/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Appalachian Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive

1/17/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

1/21/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Central  Venue, 29 E Carpenter Street

1/22/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, 1 Park Place

1/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

1/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., University Courtyard Leasing Office, 366 Richland Ave.

1/31/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Alden Library-CoLab, Alden Library # 301, 30 Park Place

 

Nelsonville

1/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nelsonville York High School, 1 Buckeye Dr.

1/21/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, 601 Chestnut St.

 

Stewart

1/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

 

The Plains

1/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 49 Connett Rd

_______________

Clark County

 

Springfield

1/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Global Impact STEM Academy, 700 S Limestone Street St. B

1/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cliff Park High School, 821 North Limestone Street

_______________

Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

1/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

1/8/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., RHDD, 1517 Chestnut Street

1/22/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus, 200 N Whitewoman St

 

Warsaw

1/23/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., River View High School, 26496 St. Rt. 60 North

_______________

Fairfield County

 

Bremen

1/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

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

1/8/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

1/10/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

1/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fisher Catholic High School, 1803 Granville Pike

1/24/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

1/28/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Crossroads, 2095 W. Fair Ave

1/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield County Job & Family Services, 239 W. Main Street

 

Lithopolis

1/5/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Millersport

1/12/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Millersport Senior High School, 11850 Lancaster Street

 

Pickerington

1/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Chapel, 575 Diley Road

1/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road

1/24/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

1/28/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

 

Rushville

1/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

 

Sugar Grove

1/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Berne Union High School, 506 N. Main Street

1/12/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hide A Way Hills Club, 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd

_______________

Fayette County

 

Washington CH

1/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miami Trace High School, 3722 State Route 41 NW

 

Washington Court House

1/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

1/23/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southern State Community College, 1270 US Rte 62 SouthWest

_______________

Greene County

 

Beavercreek

1/5/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Om Shanthi Hall/Hindu Temple of Dayton, 2615 Temple Lane

_______________

Guernsey County

 

Byesville

1/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Meadowbrook High School, 58615 Marietta Road

 

Cambridge

1/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cambridge Chiropractic, 927 Wheeling Avenue Suite 201

1/7/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Guernsey County District Public Library, 63500 Byesville Road

1/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

1/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 136 E.8th Street

1/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

1/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Zane State Cambridge, 9900 Brick Church Road

 

Quaker City

1/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Calais Church, 29880 Miltonsburg Calais Road

 

Senecaville

1/4/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mideast Career Center Buffalo, 57090 Vocational Road

_______________

Harrison County

 

Cadiz

1/23/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

_______________

Highland County

 

Greenfield

1/30/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

 

Leesburg

1/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Highland County Joint Fire/EMS Station, 200 South Street

_______________

Hocking County

 

Logan

1/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 650 Walhonding

1/15/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

1/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, 5066 Twp. Rd 372

1/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Logan High School, 14470 Ohio 328

_______________

Licking County

 

Granville

1/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

1/19/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ross' Granville Market, 484 South Main Street

1/24/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

 

Heath

1/18/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Newark

1/4/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

1/7/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, 1200 West Church Street

1/8/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/15/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Licking County Administration Building, 20 South 2nd Street

1/15/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/16/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

1/16/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

1/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

1/22/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/25/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA-Licking County, 470 W. Church St.

1/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

1/12/2019: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Summit Station United Methodist Church, 6626 Summit Rd SW

_______________

Madison County

 

London

1/2/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal, 10 E 4th St

 

Plain City

1/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

 

West Jefferson

1/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

_______________

Morgan County

 

Stockport

1/16/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St., P.O Box 116

_______________

Muskingum County

 

Duncan Falls

1/5/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 4509 Salt Creek Drive

1/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Duncan Falls - Philo Lions Club, Wayne Township Hall, 216 Bridge Street

 

New Concord

1/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Concord Church of Christ, 13333 Maple Lane

1/31/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

South Zanesville

1/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

1/9/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

1/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

1/12/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

1/14/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

1/19/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

1/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

1/28/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

_______________

Noble County

 

Sarahsville

1/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah High School, 49346 SR 147

_______________

Perry County

 

Corning

1/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

1/17/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

1/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

1/9/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Lex CCCU, 700 Center St

1/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

_______________

Pickaway County

 

Circleville

1/2/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

1/8/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

1/16/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

1/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

1/31/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ohio Christian University, 1476 Lancaster Pike

_______________

Ross County

 

Chillicothe

1/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Mary's Family Life Center, 40 E. 4th Street

1/10/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St.

1/11/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Law Enforcement Complex, Ross C. Law Complex, 28 N. Paint St.

1/25/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

1/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Chillicothe High School, 421 Yoctangee Parkway

 

Frankfort

1/9/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adena Elementary School, 3367 Co Rd 550

 

Kingston

1/25/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

_______________

Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

1/2/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

1/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newcomerstown East and West Schools, 517 Beaver Street

 

 

 

 

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.

Upcoming Events
Public Transportation Meeting Jun 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Perry County Job and Family Services - 212 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Children Services Open House Jun 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Perry County Children Services Board - 526 Mill Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
Rally 4 Recovery Presents Recovery Jam 2019 Jun 28, 2019 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM — PBHC Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Household Hazardous Waste Day Jun 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
Free Clean Slate Legal Clinic Jul 02, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
Upcoming events…