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Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply | Blood Donation Opportunities 4/1/2021 - 4/15/2021

March 25, 2021 — The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply. This spring, the Red Cross is teaming up with INDYCAR® to urge people to help keep the blood supply on track by donating blood or platelets. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the 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.

 

Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply | Blood Donation Opportunities 4/1/2021 - 4/15/2021

 

Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply

Race to give blood for a chance to win a trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®

 

March 25, 2021 — The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.

 

This spring, the Red Cross is teaming up with INDYCAR® to urge people to help keep the blood supply on track by donating blood or platelets. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the 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.

As a special thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets April 1-15 will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®. The Red Cross will also automatically enter all who come to give in April for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Indy500.

 

The need for blood doesn’t take a pit stop

When seconds count in the race to save lives, it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps most. More donors are needed now to help ensure hospitals are ready to respond to the needs of patients this month.

 

Every day – even during a pandemic – patients like Ashley Byers rely on lifesaving blood products. In April 2016, Byers experienced a life-threatening pregnancy complication and required 121 units of blood as doctors fought to save her life.

 

“Without blood donations, I would not have survived the medical emergency I experienced after giving birth to my daughter,” said Byers. “As was seen with my situation, a single emergency can cause a massive shortage of blood products. I, along with my family, am truly grateful to all of the blood donors, the American Red Cross and the amazing medical team who saved my life.”

 

Important COVID-19 information for donors

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Testing may also identify the presence of antibodies developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Red Cross antibody tests will be helpful to identify individuals who have COVID-19 antibodies and may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood product collected from COVID-19 survivors who have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus. Plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for high levels of COVID-19 antibodies may be used to help COVID-19 patients.

 

Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org. The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities April 1-15

Perry

 

New Lexington

4/2/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Rose PCC - Community Center, 120 Water St.

 

New Straitsville

4/2/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Somerset

4/15/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

4/10/2021: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens

 

Albany

4/2/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., VFW Post 9893, 3025 Dickson Rd.

 

Athens

4/6/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

4/7/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

4/8/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

4/13/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

4/14/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

4/15/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

 

Glouster

4/14/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

4/1/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Student Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

The Plains

4/12/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

4/7/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

4/7/2021: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

 

Fresno

4/13/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Rd. 10

 

Walhonding

4/12/2021: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield

 

Baltimore

4/12/2021: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Grove Community Christian Church, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd.

 

Carroll

4/10/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bloom Carroll High School, 5240 Plum Road

 

Lancaster

4/5/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

4/6/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

4/14/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 245 E. Chestnut

4/15/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 343 E. Walnut Street

 

Millersport

4/7/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Millersport Lions Club, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd

 

Pickerington

4/8/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Rd. NW

4/8/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Logos Bible Church, 623 Hill Rd. N

4/15/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW

 

Sugar Grove

4/3/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hide A Way Hills Club, 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd

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Fayette

 

Jeffersonville

4/3/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 23 S. Main St.

 

Washington Court House

4/6/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

4/15/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Place

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Guernsey

 

Cambridge

4/9/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22

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Harrison

 

Freeport

4/6/2021: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Hocking

 

Logan

4/7/2021: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Chieftain Center, 14470 State Route 328

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Licking

 

Etna

4/8/2021: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Granville

4/13/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway

 

Newark

4/2/2021: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/6/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/6/2021: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Licking County Chapter House, 143 South 30th Street

4/9/2021: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

4/11/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road

4/13/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

4/1/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

4/14/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

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Madison

 

London

4/5/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairhaven School, 510 Elm Street

 

Plain City

4/7/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike

4/11/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Shred CrossFit, 7670 Commerce Place, Ste. E

4/14/2021: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Jerome Township Administrative Office, 9777 Industrial Parkway

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Morgan

 

Malta

4/2/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

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Muskingum

 

New Concord

4/14/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., East Muskingum Middle School, 13120 John Glenn School Road

 

Roseville

4/2/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Post 71, 74 S. Main Street

 

Zanesville

4/5/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

4/9/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble

 

Caldwell

4/1/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry

 

New Lexington

4/2/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Rose PCC - Community Center, 120 Water St.

 

New Straitsville

4/2/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Somerset

4/15/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

 

Thornville

4/10/2021: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Pickaway

 

Circleville

4/6/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

 

Williamsport

4/1/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crown Hill Golf Course, 9500 US-22

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Ross

 

Bainbridge

4/2/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tri-County Community Building, 4715 St. Rt. 41

 

Chillicothe

4/1/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

4/7/2021: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heritage Nazarene Church-Chillicothe Campus, 730 Orange St.

4/10/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

4/13/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., South Central Ohio Chapter, 181 N Bridge St

 

Frankfort

4/3/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge #309, 23 W Springfield St.

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Tuscarawas

 

Newcomerstown

4/14/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

 

 

About blood donation

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.

 

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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
Blood Drive New Straitsville United Methodist Church | Tuesday, May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM — New Straitsville United Methodist Church - 101 Clark St, New Straitsville, OH 43766
PCBDD Invites You to a Ribbon Cutting | May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM — Perry County Bd of Developmental Disabilities - 601 Senior Dr, New Lexington, OH 43764
Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host food distribution for Perry County residents | May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
OU J & J COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic | May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Southern Local Schools - 10397 St Rt 155, Corning, OH 43730
Area 14 and Hocking College Job Fair | May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Hocking College - 3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764
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