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Spring into action: Give blood with the Red Cross | March 16, 2023

March 16, 2023 — Spring is near! As the seasons change, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood doesn’t take a break. Blood and platelets remain at risk of running low this month. Donors are crucial to helping the Red Cross avoid a blood shortage in the weeks to come. $10 Visa® Prepaid Card + chance at $3,000 Visa Prepaid Card for donors in March.

 

Spring into action: Give blood with the Red Cross | March 16, 2023

 

 

Spring into action: Give blood with the Red Cross

$10 Visa® Prepaid Card + chance at $3,000 Visa Prepaid Card for donors in March

 

March 16, 2023 — Spring is near! As the seasons change, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood doesn’t take a break. Blood and platelets remain at risk of running low this month. Donors are crucial to helping the Red Cross avoid a blood shortage in the weeks to come.

 

Donors of all blood types, especially type O donors and platelet donors, are encouraged to make and keep appointments to donate. Book a time to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

When donors lend an arm this month, the Red Cross will lend a hand. All who come to give blood, platelets or plasma March 1-31, 2023,​​​​ will receive a $10 Visa® Prepaid Card by email. Plus, they'll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $3,000 Visa Prepaid Card – which could help toward expenses like gas or groceries. There will be five lucky winners. Details are available at rcblood.org/help.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 16-31

Perry

 

Corning

3/28/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

3/28/2023: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

3/16/2023: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Junction City Elementary, 309 Poplar St.

 

New Straitsville

3/21/2023: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hope Acts Building, 109 W. Main St.

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Athens

 

Athens

3/21/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

3/23/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

3/27/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

3/29/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

 

Nelsonville

3/16/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rocky Outlet Store, 45 E. Canal Street

3/23/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

3/29/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

3/31/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton High School, 1205 Cambridge Road

3/31/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

3/31/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

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Guernsey

 

Byesville

3/22/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60325 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

3/18/2023: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cambridge Area YMCA Family Center, 1301 Clairmont Ave

3/29/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

 

Lore City

3/24/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trail High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

 

Senecaville

3/16/2023: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mideast Career Center Buffalo, 57090 Vocational Road

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Licking

 

Granville

3/29/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

 

Johnstown

3/20/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Ascension Worship Center, 555 South Main St

 

Newark

3/17/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/17/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Faith and Family Center, 45 Granville Street

3/21/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/24/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/28/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/29/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., TrueCore, 215 Deo Drive

3/30/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

3/30/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ohio State Newark & COTC, 1000 LeFevre Blvd.

3/31/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

3/31/2023: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Emerson R. Miller Library, 990 West Main St.

 

Pataskala

3/24/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

3/30/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

 

Utica

3/23/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Muskingum

 

Adamsville

3/27/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Duncan Falls

3/24/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 4509 Salt Creek Drive

 

Frazeysburg

3/17/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

3/29/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Zanesville

3/16/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

3/20/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

3/23/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., James Singer Activity Center, 407 Pershing

3/25/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

3/25/2023: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd

3/30/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble

 

Caldwell

3/30/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, 44187 Fairgrounds Rd

 

Summerfield

3/16/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Summerfield VFD, 605 East Coss Street

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Perry

 

Corning

3/28/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Miller High School, 10397 St. Rt. 155 S.E.

 

Crooksville

3/28/2023: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

3/16/2023: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Junction City Elementary, 309 Poplar St.

 

New Straitsville

3/21/2023: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hope Acts Building, 109 W. Main St.

How to donate blood

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.

 

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 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.