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Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed | June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023 – A concerning shortfall in blood donations last month could stress the American Red Cross blood supply. The Red Cross collected over 26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients. The need for blood is constant, with someone needing a blood transfusion in the U.S. every two seconds. Platelet donors are especially needed at this time. The public can help ensure continuity for patients by making an appointment to give blood or platelets now and in the weeks ahead. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the need for a safe, diverse and stable blood supply and to recognize volunteer blood donors. This is the perfect time to give, especially for those who haven’t given in a while, or who have never given before.

 

Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed | June 7, 2023

 

Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed

Help celebrate World Blood Donor Day June 14

June 7, 2023 – A concerning shortfall in blood donations last month could stress the American Red Cross blood supply. The Red Cross collected over 26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients. The need for blood is constant, with someone needing a blood transfusion in the U.S. every two seconds. Platelet donors are especially needed at this time. The public can help ensure continuity for patients by making an appointment to give blood or platelets now and in the weeks ahead.

 

World Blood Donor Day, gifts for donors

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the need for a safe, diverse and stable blood supply and to recognize volunteer blood donors. This is the perfect time to give, especially for those who haven’t given in a while, or who have never given before.

 

In thanks for taking time to help, all who come to give blood, platelets or plasma June 1-30 will receive a $10 gift card by email to a merchant of their choice. Those who come to give throughout June will also be automatically entered for a chance to win a backyard theater package. Details for both offers can be found at RedCrossBlood.org/June.

 

Help the Red Cross celebrate World Blood Donor Day and meet the critical needs of patients. Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule a time to give now.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities, June 8-30:

Perry

 

New Lexington

6/16/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Perry Behavioral Health Choices, 112 S. Main St

6/29/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

 

Somerset

6/8/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

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Athens

 

Athens

6/8/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

6/15/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

6/15/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland United Methodist Church, 60 Pomeroy Rd

6/20/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

6/23/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

6/23/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stirling Ultracold, 6000 Poston Rd.

6/29/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

 

Glouster

6/28/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

6/9/2023: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Rocky Brands Outlet, 45 E. Canal St.

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

6/14/2023: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., NewPointe Community Church Coshocton, 23801 C.R. 621

6/15/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

6/16/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

6/23/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

6/30/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

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Guernsey

 

Byesville

6/29/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine, 60330 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

6/10/2023: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cambridge Area YMCA Family Center, 1301 Clairmont Ave

6/20/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 136 E.8th Street

6/23/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

6/30/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

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Licking

 

Etna

6/15/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

6/15/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Heath

6/21/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Johnstown

6/19/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johnstown Council Chambers, 599 S. Main St

 

Newark

6/8/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ohio State Newark & COTC, 1000 LeFevre Blvd.

6/9/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/13/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/14/2023: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Buckeye Shooting Center, 1350 E. Main St.

6/16/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/20/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/20/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 76 East Main Street

6/22/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

6/23/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/24/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

6/27/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/30/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

6/30/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

6/12/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

6/15/2023: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

6/23/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

6/26/2023: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

 

Utica

6/22/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 N Central Ave

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Morgan

 

Malta

6/16/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

 

Stockport

6/14/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St.

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Muskingum

 

Adamsville

6/12/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Duncan Falls

6/19/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 4509 Salt Creek Drive

 

New Concord

6/22/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., John Glenn High School, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Zanesville

6/12/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

6/13/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

6/16/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

6/20/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

6/26/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

6/28/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick Street

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Noble

 

Caldwell

6/21/2023: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry

 

New Lexington

6/16/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Perry Behavioral Health Choices, 112 S. Main St

6/29/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

 

Somerset

6/8/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

How to donate blood

To make an appointment, 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. 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.

 

Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.

 

 

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, contact or visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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