Give blood with the Red Cross during Trauma Awareness Month


Staff report



During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges the community to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.

Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was amputated following a farming accident. “Through the surgeries, I received 13 units of blood,” he said. Weidner now gives blood as often as he can.

Donors of all blood types are needed this May. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. In Central Ohio alone, the Red Cross needs about 800 donors each day to support patients at 41 area hospitals.

Schedule your appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Those who come to give blood in Central Ohio in May can receive a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium buy one get one free entry coupon. Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of two grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Crawford County

Bucyrus

5/3/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Amvets Post 27 – Bucyrus, 235 E Galen St

5/4/2016: 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Bucyrus High School, 900 W. Perry Street

5/17/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Wynford High School, 3288 Holmes Center Road

Galion

5/10/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Galion Alliance Church, 430 Portland Way N

North Robinson

6/2/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Colonel Crawford High School, 2303 State Route 602

Knox County

Fredericktown

5/13/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fredericktown High School, 111 Stadium Drive

5/17/2016: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Batemantown Methodist Church, 7669 Yankee Street

5/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main Street

Howard

5/12/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., East Knox High School, 23227 Coshocton Road

Martinsburg

6/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Church of Christ, 126 E.South Street

6/1/2016: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Church of Christ, 126 E.South Street

Mount Vernon

5/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Road

5/16/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre, 1451 Gambier Rd.

5/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay Street

5/19/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Moose Lodge, 417 W. High Street

5/21/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lannings Foods, 1033 Newark Road

5/23/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Vineyard Church of Knox County, 806 Harcourt Road

5/31/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Vernon Developmental Center, 1250 Vernonview Drive

5/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Columbia Elementary, 150 Columbus Rd

Morrow County

Cardington

6/4/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cardington First United Methodist Church, 300 South Marion Street

Mount Gilead

5/9/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 East High Street

6/2/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Gilead Friends Church, 3613 Gilead Twp. Road 115

Shauck

5/14/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6808 State Route 314

Sparta

5/11/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Highland High School, 6505 SR 229

Richland County

Butler

6/3/2016: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mohican Wood Products, 20460 Nunda

Lexington

5/5/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lexington High School, 103 Clever Lane

5/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Ave

Lucas

5/17/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lucas High School, 5 First Avenue

Mansfield

5/2/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/9/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/10/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Baker’s Collision Repair Specialists, 595 Fifth Ave.

5/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/16/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/18/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/23/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

5/28/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lowe’s, 940 N. Lexington Springmill Road

6/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

6/3/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Salvation Arrmy, 47 South Main Street

Shelby

5/4/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., VFW Post 291, 238 North Gamble (Rt. 61)

5/20/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., OhioHealth, 199 West Main Street

Shenandoah

5/20/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Shenandoah Christian Church, 5642 State Route 13 North

Staff report

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