Area American Red Cross blood donation schedule


Staff report



The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

Blood is needed to respond to emergencies large and small, across the country every day. For Heather Von Glahn, it was a personal emergency – her 8-year-old daughter’s leukemia diagnosis – that inspired her to make the commitment to give blood regularly. “I’ve seen blood save her life at least 10 times,” said Von Glahn. “When friends and family ask what they can do for my daughter, I tell them to donate blood. It matters so much!”

Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. 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).

Those who come to give in the Central Ohio Region through Feb. 29, 2016 can enter to win $2,000 in Kroger gift cards good for gas or groceries.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

CRAWFORD COUNTY

Bucyrus

2/2/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Amvets Post 27 – Bucyrus, 235 E Galen St

2/4/2016: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bucyrus High School, 900 W. Perry Street

Galion

2/9/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Galion Alliance Church, 430 Portland Way N

New Washington

2/15/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 110 South Kibler St.

North Robinson

2/12/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Colonel Crawford High School, 2303 State Route 602

KNOX COUNTY

Centerburg

2/12/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Centerburg High School, 3782 Columbus Road

Fredericktown

1/19/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Batemantown Methodist Church, 7669 Yankee Street

1/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fredericktown High School, 111 Stadium Drive

Gambier

1/28/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Kenyon College, Gund Commons-Gaskin Ave

2/15/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Community Christian Fellowship, 23436 New Castle Road

Martinsburg

2/3/2016: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Church of Christ, 126 E.South Street

2/3/2016: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Church of Christ, 126 E.South Street

Mount Vernon

1/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay Street

1/21/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Moose Lodge, 417 W. High Street

1/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Knox County Career Center Educational Training and Facility for Health and Wellness, 1481 Yauger Rd

MORROW COUNTY

Cardington

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

Iberia

2/11/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Iberia United Methodist Church, 3664 OH-309

Marengo

2/5/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Marengo United Methodist Church, 8 N. Main Street

RICHLAND COUNTY

Bellville

2/9/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clear Fork High School, 987 State Route 97

Butler

2/5/2016: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mohican Wood Products, 20460 Nunda

Mansfield

1/19/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Madison High School, 600 Esley Lane

1/20/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Eisenhower Center, 1760 University Drive

1/20/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

1/22/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Church of God, 1756 Park Avenue West

1/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lowe’s, 940 N. Lexington Springmill Road

1/25/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

1/26/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Richland Bank, 3 N. Main St.

1/27/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

2/1/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

2/2/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Ave West

2/3/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

2/6/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Co. Young Marines, 1201 Park Ave. West

2/8/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

2/10/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

2/15/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Shelby

2/10/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pioneer Career & Tech Center, 27 Ryan Rd

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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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 donors can now 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, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

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