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Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

Where would we be without A, B & O? These aren’t just letters – they also represent our blood types. And during blood shortages, they may be missing from hospital shelves. The American Red Cross needs your help now to ensure blood types don’t go missing and patient care isn’t impacted this summer. You can help fill the missing types by sharing information about upcoming Red Cross blood donation opportunities in the community.

 

 

Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

 

(June 25, 2018) — The _meric_n Red Cr_ss needs help to bring back the A’s, B’s and O’s. This is not a typo. These letters represent blood types, and the reality is that during blood shortages these letters do go missing from hospital shelves. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in patient care this summer.

 

Earlier this month, A’s, B’s and O’s began disappearing from brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites as part of the Missing Types campaign to draw attention to the need for new blood donors. More than 1,000 partners across the country, from small businesses to leading national brands, have signed on to join the #MissingType movement and raise awareness about the critical role of every blood donor.

 

While thousands of donors have answered the call to donate blood, more donors are needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who come to donate July 2-7 with an exclusive Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

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).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities June 25-July 15:

Athens County

 

Athens

6/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Holzer Clinic-Athens, Holzer Clinic, 2131 East State St.

7/5/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May St.

 

Glouster

6/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

 

Nelsonville

7/9/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Nelsonville Church of the Nazarene, 15275 St. Rt. 691

 

The Plains

6/25/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Rd

6/26/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hickory Creek of Athens, 51 East Fourth Street

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Coshocton County

 

Coshocton

7/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

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Fairfield County

 

Baltimore

6/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baltimore VFW, 2155 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd.

 

Carroll

7/3/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Carroll Lions Club, 75 Center Street

 

Lancaster

6/26/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pleasant Twp. Fire Dept., 2925 Lancaster Thornville Rd. NE

6/27/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield County Job & Family Services, 239 W. Main Street

7/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

7/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St.

7/5/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing Street

 

Lithopolis

7/7/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market Street

 

Pickerington

6/29/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road

7/10/2018: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Violet Twp. Fire Dept., 8700 Refugee Rd.

7/10/2018: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Violet Twp. Fire Dept., 8700 Refugee Rd.

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Fayette County

 

Washington Court House

7/2/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way

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Guernsey County

 

Cambridge

6/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

7/3/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

7/3/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, 1341 N. Clark Street

7/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cambridge High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

7/13/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Center, 1022 Carlisle Ave

 

Kimbolton

7/13/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Birmingham Methodist Church, 74091 Birmingham Road

 

Quaker City

6/25/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Quaker City Community, 129 Fair Street

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Harrison County

 

Freeport

6/26/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road

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Highland County

 

Greenfield

7/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Adena Greenfield Medical Center at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 910 N 5th Street

 

Hillsboro

7/9/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 234 N. High Street

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Hocking County

 

Logan

6/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374

7/8/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6935 Twp Rd. 234

7/10/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St

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Licking County

 

Croton

7/7/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Croton Church of Christ, 40 South Main Street

 

Granville

6/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2468 Granville Newark Road

7/12/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway

 

Heath

7/6/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

7/6/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road

 

Hebron

7/5/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Village of Hebron Offices, 934 W. Main Street

 

Newark

6/26/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

6/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kroger Marketplace, 1155 North 21st Street

6/29/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/6/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/8/2018: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Highwater Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road

7/10/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

7/13/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

7/9/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

7/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Summit Station United Methodist Church, 6626 Summit Rd SW

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Madison County

 

London

6/26/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Buckeye Ford, 110 U.S. Route 42

7/13/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick School, 226 Elm Street

 

Plain City

7/12/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sharon Mennonite Church_Haven Fellowship, 7675 Amity Pike

 

West Jefferson

6/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Simon and Jude, 9350 High Free West Pike

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Montgomery County

 

Dayton

7/11/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dayton CarMax, 3555 Miamisburg Centerville Road

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Muskingum County

 

Dresden

7/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dresden UMC, 1014 Main Street

 

Frazeysburg

7/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

6/29/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Norwich

7/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., East 40 Church of Christ, 7522 E. Pike

 

Zanesville

6/26/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

7/2/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

7/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., McDonald's, 2739 Maple Avenue

7/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

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Pickaway County

 

Circleville

7/3/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 North Court Street

7/10/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pickaway Twp Fire Department, 579 Tarlton Road

7/11/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 200 E. High St.

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Ross County

 

Chillicothe

6/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Unioto High School, 1432 Egypt Pike

6/25/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christian Life Tabernacle, 3017 Egypt Pike

6/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adena Regional Medical Center, Rt. 23(272 Hospital Rd.)

7/5/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Mary's Family Life Center, 40 E. 4th Street

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Tuscarawas County

 

Newcomerstown

7/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South College Street

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Vinton County

 

McArthur

7/5/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Vinton County Community, 401 Veterans Memorial Dr.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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Perry County Veterans Career and Resource Fair Nov 20, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — New Lexington American Legion - 328 Elizabeth St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Parks District November Meeting Nov 20, 2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — PBHC Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Free December 2018 Legal Clinic Dec 04, 2018 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
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