Resolve To Give Blood With The Red Cross

(UNDATED) – The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.


Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.
“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”
The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather, and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year. 
The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive
Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 2-31:
Lawrence County
Bedford

  • 1/21/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Indiana University Health Bedford, 2900 W. 16th Street

Mitchell

  • 1/18/2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mitchell Manor Nursing Home, 24 Teke Burton Drive

Monroe County
Bloomington

  • 1/2/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/3/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/4/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/4/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., College Mall, 2894 E 3rd Street
  • 1/5/2019: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/8/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Indiana University Health Bloomington, 601 West Second Street
  • 1/9/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/10/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/11/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/11/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Indiana University Cyberinfrastructure Building, 2709 East 10th Street
  • 1/12/2019: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/16/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., School of Education, 201 N. Rose Avenue
  • 1/16/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/18/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/19/2019: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/24/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/25/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/26/2019: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/28/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union Building, 900 E. 7th St.
  • 1/31/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 1/31/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 221 E. 6th Street
  • 1/31/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Indiana University McNutt Residence Center, 1101 N. Fee Lane

Bartholomew County
Columbus

  • 1/10/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Commons, 300 Washington Street
  • 1/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1245 McClure Road
  • 1/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bartholomew County Library, 536 5th Street

Hope

  • 1/14/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main Street

Brown County
Nashville

  • 1/9/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 East State Road 46

Greene County
Bloomfield

  • 1/3/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cincinnati Christian Church, 11432 SR 54 East

Delaware County
Muncie

  • 1/23/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue

Hamilton County
Fishers

  • 1/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis, 12400 Reynolds Drive
  • 1/16/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., IU Health Saxony Hospital – Medical Office Building, 13000 East 136th Street

Hendricks County
Danville

  • 1/12/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Northview Christian Church, 623 N. State Road 39

Henry County
Knightstown

  • 1/23/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Knightstown High School, 8149 West US Hwy. 40

Madison County
Anderson

  • 1/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, 5009 S Scatterfield Road
  • 1/13/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wesley Free Methodist Church, 3017 W. 8th Street
  • 1/18/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle

Pendleton

  • 1/28/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Pendleton, 225 West State Street

Marion County
Indianapolis

  • 1/2/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian
  • 1/10/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Market Tower, 10 West Market Street
  • 1/17/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Belcan, 5420 W. Southern Ave #400
  • 1/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Penske Automotive Group, 4140 East 96th St
  • 1/26/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Marriott North, 3645 River Crossing Parkway

Parke County
Marshall

  • 1/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Park Heritage Middle School, 1497 East State Road 47

Putnam County
Coatesville

  • 1/9/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Heritage Lake Clubhouse, 1000 Clubhouse Road

Greencastle

  • 1/6/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson Steet

Decatur County
Greensburg

  • 1/19/2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., YMCA Greensburg, 1301 Kathys Way

Jennings County
North Vernon

  • 1/2/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Rolling Hills Shrine, 3815 N State Highway 17
  • 1/21/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 240 Poplar

Johnson County
Franklin

  • 1/3/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Johnson County Public Library, 401 State Street
  • 1/27/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Walmart, 2125 North Morton

Greene County
Bloomfield

  • 1/3/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cincinnati Christian Church, 11432 SR 54 East

Morgan County
Mooresville

  • 1/8/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Core Fitness Club, 149 E High Street

Vigo County
Terre Haute

  • 1/22/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Indiana State University – Arena, 5th and Chestnut
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