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Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year to help ensure that trauma centers are prepared the moment an injured patient arrives.

 

Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

 

Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

 

(April 25, 2019) — There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year to help ensure that trauma centers are prepared the moment an injured patient arrives.

 

In December 2017, Jeff Gosliga was rushed to the hospital following a car accident. To treat his serious injuries, he needed 11 units of blood – about the amount of blood in an average adult’s body.

 

“I never had reason to think a lot about blood, where it came from or how it arrived at hospitals; my accident changed all of that,” said Gosliga. “It was touch-and-go for a while, and because the blood that I needed was available, I’m here today. I am so grateful to all of the volunteer blood donors who give of themselves so generously. I will never forget them or take blood donation for granted again.”

 

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross now through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Those who come to give blood with the Red Cross in Central Ohio from May 1-July 31 can receive a coupon for buy one get one free entry to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and enter to win four tickets to Zoombezi Bay.

 

When every second matters

Major traumas can quickly deplete a hospital’s blood supply. By giving blood, platelets or plasma regularly, donors can help ensure that enough blood is on the shelves for patients when every second matters.

 

In trauma situations, when there’s no time to check a patient’s blood type, emergency personnel reach for type O negative red blood cells and type AB plasma because they can be transfused to patients of any blood type. Less than 7 percent of the population has type O negative blood, and only about 4 percent of the population has type AB blood.

 

Platelets may also be needed to help with clotting in cases of massive bleeding. Because platelets must be transfused within five days of donation, there is a constant – often critical – need to keep up with hospital demand.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 1-23:

 

Perry County

 

Corning

5/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

5/1/2019: 3:35 p.m. - 8 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

5/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville Elementary School, 4065 School Rd

 

New Lexington

5/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., New Lexington Elementary, 2550 Panther Dr.

 

New Straitsville

5/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Thornville

5/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

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Athens County

 

Albany

5/7/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

5/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens VA Clinic, 510 W. Union St.

 

Nelsonville

5/2/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

5/13/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, 601 Chestnut St.

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Clark County

 

Springfield

5/1/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wittenberg University, 200 W Ward St,

5/15/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cliff Park High School, 821 North Limestone Street

5/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

5/2/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coshocton Christian School, 23891 Airport Road

5/3/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

5/10/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Altercare of Coshocton, 1991 Otsego Ave

 

Fresno

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Valley View Health Clinic, 32327 State Route 643

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Fairfield County

 

Lancaster

5/2/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

5/6/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

5/7/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

5/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fairfield Christian Academy, 1965 N. Columbus St.

5/11/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church Lancaster, 1950 Pleasantville Road

 

Lithopolis

5/4/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

5/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

5/14/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Chapel, 575 Diley Road

5/15/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fairfield Elem/Harmon Middle School, 12410 Harmon Road

5/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd. N.W.

5/23/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8950 Refugee Rd.

 

Rushville

5/21/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions Club Meeting Hall, 2960 Logan Thornville Road

 

Sugar Grove

5/4/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hide A Way Hills Club, 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

5/13/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

5/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

5/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Farahay Family Dental Care, 522 Wheeling Avenue

5/17/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Guernsey County District Public Library, 63500 Byesville Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cambridge Chiropractic, 927 Wheeling Avenue Suite 201

 

Senecaville

5/15/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mideast Career Center Buffalo, 57090 Vocational Road

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Harrison County

 

Cadiz

5/22/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenfield McClain High School, 200 N. 5th Street

5/22/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

5/7/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Granville

5/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

5/23/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road

 

Hebron

5/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

5/3/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/5/2019: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

5/6/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coughlin Automotive Group, 1475 Mt.  Vernon Rd.

5/7/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/8/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

5/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Hillview Elementary School, 1927 Horns Hill Road

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

5/17/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Home Depot - Newark, 1330 N. 21st St.

5/21/2019: 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

5/5/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave

 

Plain City

5/9/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

 

W Jefferson

5/2/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Krazy Glue Co., 1450 West Main St.

 

West Jefferson

5/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Battelle, St. Route 142

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Morgan County

 

McConnelsville

5/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

5/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dresden Elementary, 1318 Main St.

 

Frazeysburg

5/16/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Frazeysburg Elementary, 120 East 3rd Street

 

South Zanesville

5/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maysville High School, 3725 Panther Drive

 

Zanesville

5/6/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

5/11/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

5/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foxfire High School, 2805 Pinkerton Road

5/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

5/18/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

5/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Perry County

 

Corning

5/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

5/1/2019: 3:35 p.m. - 8 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

5/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crooksville Elementary School, 4065 School Rd

 

New Lexington

5/17/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., New Lexington Elementary, 2550 Panther Dr.

 

New Straitsville

5/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., New Straitsville United Methodist Church, 101 Clark St.

 

Thornville

5/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Road

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

5/1/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Berger Hospital, 600 N. Pickaway Street

5/7/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

5/15/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

5/10/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Huntington High School, 188 Huntsmen Road

5/17/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., VA Medical Center, 17273 St. Rt 104, Building 9

5/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pixelle Family Medical Center, 311 Caldwell St.

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

5/1/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

Mc Arthur

5/8/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Post 5299, 401 Veterans Memorial Drive

 

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.

 

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
Perry County RSVP Presents an Elder Law, Estates, and Wills Workshop on August 27, 2019 Aug 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Covenant Community Church - 383 Park Ave, New Lexington, OH 43764
Women's Cancer Screening Clinic in Crooksville August 2019 Aug 28, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Shriver's Pharmacy - 120 S Buckeye St, Crooksville, OH 43701
Perry County Think Tank on Poverty August 2019 Meeting Aug 28, 2019 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM — St. Rose Parish Community Center - 120 North High St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Labor Day 2019 - County Offices Closed Sep 02, 2019 - Sep 03, 2019
New Lexington Fire Department 2019 Labor Day Pancake Breakfast Sep 02, 2019 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM — New Lexington Fire Department - 215 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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