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Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season

 

Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season

Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season

 

(Oct. 19, 2017) — With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

 

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood available for patients. More donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help stock the shelves for patients like Emily Bratton. After the birth of her first child, she received several units of blood.

 

“I know that my life was saved because someone, somewhere, was willing to donate their blood,” said Bratton. “There aren’t words to describe how incredibly thankful I am that people are willing to donate blood to help a stranger.”

 

Give patients in need another reason to be thankful – make an appointment to give blood. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Those who come to give blood in Central Ohio Region from Nov. 1 through 22 can enter to win two tickets to the Ohio State vs. Michigan football game on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-15:

 

Athens County

 

Athens

11/3/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University ROTC, 1 University Road

11/3/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Morrison - Gordon Elementary, 793 West Union

11/8/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ohio University Perkins Hall, Ohio University Perkins Hall, 57 East Green

 

Nelsonville

11/9/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nelsonville York High School, 1 Buckeye Dr.

11/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

11/3/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

Walhonding

11/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

11/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main St

 

Lancaster

11/1/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fairfield National Bank, 143 West Main St.

11/4/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Freedom's Never Free, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Avenue

11/6/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

11/7/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

11/9/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

11/14/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike

 

Lithopolis

11/11/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

11/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

 

Rushville

11/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

11/6/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

11/7/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

11/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

11/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Woodlawn Dental Center, 1109 Woodlawn Avenue

11/10/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Center, 1022 Carlisle Ave

11/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Zane State Cambridge, 9900 Brick Church Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

11/1/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Area Life Squad, 640 North Washington St.

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Hocking County

 

Logan

11/9/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Green Elementary School, 13495 Maysville-Williams Rd

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Licking County

 

Granville

11/2/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

11/2/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 200 Ridge Rd., Slayter Hall - 3rd Floor

 

Hebron

11/2/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Marne

11/12/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road

 

Newark

11/1/2017: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

11/3/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wilkins Community Building, 11152 Willkins Run Road

11/7/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/8/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Warner Library, 1179 University Drive

11/10/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

11/14/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

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Madison County

 

London

11/3/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick School, 226 Elm Street

11/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Buckeye Ford, 110 U.S. Route 42

 

Plain City

11/4/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Plain City United Methodist Church, 240 W. Main Street

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Muskingum County

 

New Concord

11/2/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

11/2/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muskingum University Gym, Comin Street

 

Zanesville

11/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 400 Pleasant Grove Rd.

11/6/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

11/9/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Ohio University – Zanesville/Zane State, 1425 Newark Rd.

11/11/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

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Perry County

 

New Lexington

11/7/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington Middle School Health Fair, New Lexington Middle School, 2549 Panther Dr.

11/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Lexington High School, 2547 Panther Drive

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

11/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

11/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scioto Valley Chapter House, 181 N Bridge St

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

11/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College 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, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

 

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
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
Class Reunion - an audience participation mystery dinner Jan 20, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Tecumseh Theater - 116 W Main St, Shawnee, Ohio, OH 43782
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