UPDATED – Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations After Hurricane Dorian Impacts Blood Supplies

 (UNDATED) – As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter, and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood.

Donor Thomas Brown finishes giving whole blood with American Red Cross staff member Alex White. Brown–who has been donating for about 4 years–states, “I always try to come to give in December. It’s kind of my holiday tradition, a way to serve people.”

People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

Hurricane Dorian has forced the closure of blood donation centers and the cancellation of blood drives in its path, causing blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.

How to help

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

March 11, 2019. Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee. Photographs from blood bank at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, blood donations at Red Cross on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Sanford Myers/American Red Cross

Financial donations are also needed and allow the Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

Up-to-date information about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Dorian is available at redcross.org

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 9-30

Delaware County
Muncie

  • Sept. 13, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Culver’s, 1312 W McGalliard Road
  • Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Delta High School, 3400 E State Road 28
  • Sept. 19, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., The Excel Center – Muncie, 1023 West Jackson Street
  • Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Indiana Bridge, Inc., 1810 S. Macedonia Ave.
  • Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue

Hamilton County
Fishers

  • Sept. 23, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Four Day Ray, 11671 Lantern Road

Hancock County
Greenfield

  • Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St.

Hendricks County
Avon

  • Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., IU Health West Hospital, 1111 Ronald Reagan Pkwy

Madison County
Anderson

  • Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Anderson University – OLT Student Center, 1215 University Blvd. in Pendleton
  • Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Fall Creek Christian Church, 1102 W 700 S
  • Sept. 23, from 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Pendleton, 225 West State Street

Marion County
Indianapolis

  • Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Citadel of Faith Church, 7676 East 38th Street
  • Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fastenal, 5851 Guion Road
  • Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., IU Health Methodist Hospital, 1701 Senate Blvd.
  • Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Delta Air Lines, 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive
  • Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thomas Carr Howe High School, 4900 Julian Ave
  • Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian

Randolph County
Winchester

  • Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Randolph County YMCA, 1521 E Washington St.

Wayne County
Richmond

  • Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 3799 National Rd. E
  • Sept. 29, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., First English Lutheran Church, 2727 E Main St.

Bartholomew County
Columbus

  • Sept. 16, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College, 4475 Central Ave.
  • Sept. 16, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main Street
  • Sept. 21, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Henry Chiropractic Center, 2790 Brentwood Drive
  • Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street in Hope

Brown County
Nashville

  • Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street

Jennings County
North Vernon

Sept. 9, from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 240 Poplar
Sept. 25, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Walmart, 2380 N State Highway 3

Johnson County
Franklin

  • Sept. 13, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Walmart, 2125 North Morton
  • Greenwood
  • Sept. 20, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Walmart Greenwood, 1133 N. Emerson Rd

Lawrence County
Mitchell

  • Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Mitchell Church of Christ, 1004 Main Street

Monroe County
Bloomington

  • Sept. 11, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • Sept. 12, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 110 S Franklin
  • Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • Sept. 18, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • Sept. 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Indiana University Cyberinfrastructure Building, 2709 East 10th Street
  • Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • Sept. 24, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Indiana University Wells Library, 1320 E. 10th Street
  • Sept. 25, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bloomington High School South, 1965 S. Walnut Street
  • Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

Vermillion County
Clinton

  • Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Hospital, 801 South Main

Other blood donation opportunities

  • A.B. Chandler Elementary School, 11215 US 60 W. in Corydon, KY, on Sept. 24 from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Berea Mennonite Church, 216 South Main St. in Cannelburg, on Sept. 12 from 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Bethel Mennonite Church, 9335 North 900 E. in Odon, on Sept. 20 from 2 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cannelton High School, 109 South 3rd St. in Cannelton, on Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • City Church, 314 Market St. in Evansville, on Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5528 Hogue Rd in Evansville, on Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Deaconess Hospital, 600 Mary St. in Evansville on Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Evansville Blood Donation Center, 29 North Stockwell Rd. in Evansville on Sept. 9, from 12:30 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 10 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 11 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 16 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 23 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 24 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 30 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church, 802 N. Adams St. in Sturgis, KY on Sept. 16, from 2 – 6 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church of Jasper, 3556 North Portersville Rd. in Jasper on Sept. 23, from 2 – 6 p.m.
  • First Christian Church, 4544 State Rd. in Newburgh on Sept. 24, from 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Henderson Community College, 2660 South Green St. in Henderson, KY on Sept 18 from, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Huntingburg Herbstfest, 203 S. Cherry St. in Huntingburg, on Sept. 28, from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Ivy Tech Community College, 3501 First Ave. in Evansville, on Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Knights of Columbus, 313 West Broadway in Princeton, on Sept. 16, from 2 – 6 p.m.
  • North Elementary School, 600 NE 6th St. in Washington on Sept. 23, from 2- 7 p.m.
  • Oakland City University, 138 Lucretia St. in Oakland City on Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Odon United Methodist Church, 602 East Elnora St. in Odon on Sept. 10, from 3 – 7 p.m.
  • River Oaks Health Campus, 1244 Vail St. in Princeton on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • St. Clement Catholic Church & School, 422 East Sycamore St. in Boonville, on Sept. 24 from 3 – 7 p.m.
  • St. Meinrad School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive Saint in Meinrad on Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 180 North Holiday Boulevard in Santa Claus on Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. – Noon
  • The Timbers Apartments, 3213 Tamarack Ct. in Evansville, on Sept. 19, from 2 – 6 p.m.
  • University of Southern Indiana University Center, 8600 University Boulevard in Evansville, on Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • VFW Post 2366, 314 Geiger St. in Huntingburg, on Sept. 17, from 3 – 7 p.m.

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.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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 edcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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