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Squeeze in a Lifesaving Blood/Platelet Donation This Season: Blood drives through Dec. 15

Red Cross offers 3 ways to make saving lives easier than ever Mobile and online tools help make donating blood and platelets more convenient.

 

Squeeze in a Lifesaving Blood/Platelet Donation This Season: Blood drives through Dec. 15

Red Cross offers 3 ways to make saving lives easier than ever

Mobile and online tools help make donating blood and platelets more convenient

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 20 2017) — The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.

 

At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules– but the need for blood remains. To help donors fit in a donation, the Red Cross offers three easy ways to make helping save lives faster and more convenient:

 

  • RapidPass® – Donors can complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online to save about 15 minutes at their donation. In September, RapidPass became available on mobile devices, giving donors the ability to complete their RapidPass from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Blood Donor App – Through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, users can find local blood drives and donation centers, schedule an appointment, receive appointment reminders and keep track of total blood donations – all from the palm of their hand.
  • Online appointment scheduling – Donors can conveniently schedule an appointment and find tips for a successful blood or platelet donation at redcrossblood.org.

 

“The Red Cross is thankful for the generosity of donors who help keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood products, but we know that the holiday activities that we cherish most can make it difficult for many regular donors to find a moment to donate this time of year,” said Rodney Wilson, communications manager for the Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region. “We hope technologies like online appointment scheduling, the Blood Donor App and RapidPass will make it a little easier for donors to give more life for patients this holiday season.”

 

Patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions, and all blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply is available. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To learn more about RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 20-Dec. 15:

 

 

 

Athens County

 

Albany

12/11/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

11/27/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University - Baker Center, Ohio University Baker Center, 1 Park Place

11/28/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

11/29/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ohio University General Students, 1 Park Place

12/13/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holzer Clinic-Athens, Holzer Clinic, 2131 East State St.

12/14/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

 

Glouster

12/14/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

11/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

11/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St. Rt. 144

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

12/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

12/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hopewell Industries, 637 Chestnut St

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

12/13/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Drive

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

12/11/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

 

Bremen

11/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bremen United Methodist Church, 205 Walnut St

 

Lancaster

11/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center - Thanksgiving Drive, 401 N. Ewing Street

12/2/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Bernadette School, 1325 Wheeling Rd NE

12/2/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lancaster Vineyard Church, 431 Whiley Rd. S.W.

12/4/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

12/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

 

Millersport

12/6/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

12/2/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road

12/4/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

12/7/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

12/9/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

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Fayette County

 

Jeffersonville

12/2/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jeffersonville Lions Club, One Railroad Street

 

Washington CH

12/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

 

Washington Court House

12/8/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fayette County Victim Witness Division, 133 S. Main St.

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Greene County

 

Xenia

12/10/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Xenia Church of Christ, 444 Country Club Drive

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Guernsey County

 

Byesville

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

 

Cambridge

12/12/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22

 

Cumberland

11/27/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 Main St.

 

Quaker City

12/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 126 Fair Street

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

11/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College, Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

 

Heath

11/22/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road

 

Newark

11/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

11/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Newark Rotary, 50 N Second Street

11/21/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/24/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

11/28/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/1/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

12/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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

12/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

11/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Bremen Banking Center, 700 Corylus Drive

11/27/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

12/4/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7714 Hazelton-Etna Road

 

Utica

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

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Madison County

 

London

11/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Madison Plains High School, 800 Linson Rd.

 

W Jefferson

12/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Krazy Glue Co., 1450 West Main St.

 

West Jefferson

11/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

12/5/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Battelle, St. Route 142

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Morgan County

 

Malta

12/8/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church, 212 Main Street

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Muskingum County

 

Adamsville

11/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

12/12/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adamsville Elementary School, 7950 East Street

 

Duncan Falls

11/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Duncan Falls - Philo Lions Club, Wayne Township Hall, 216 Bridge Street

 

Zanesville

11/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/25/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

11/28/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

12/4/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble County

 

Caldwell

12/7/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, Noble County Fairgrounds  44187 Fairgrounds Rd, Community Center

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Perry County

 

Crooksville

12/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville VFD, 22 China Street

 

New Lexington

12/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ludowici - Local 505, 4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69

 

New Straitsville

11/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Thornville

12/5/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Amvets Post 51, 9293 Twp Rd. 79

12/9/2017: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

12/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 777 E. Ohio St.

 

Williamsport

12/7/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 107  Green Street

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Ross County

 

Bainbridge

12/6/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Paint Valley High School, 7454 U.S. Route 50

 

Chillicothe

11/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

11/30/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ohio University of Chillicothe, 101 University Drive

12/8/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 45 E. Second St.

12/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

 

Kingston

11/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church  Hallsville, 8585 State Route 180

12/1/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zane Trace High School, 946 St. Rt. 180

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Vinton County

 

McArthur

12/12/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Vinton County High School, 63910 U.S. Highway 50

 

 

 

How to donate blood

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.

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
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
Class Reunion - an audience participation mystery dinner Jan 19, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Perry County Calvary Arts Center - 447 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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