Red Cross and the American Cancer Society Partner to Help Cancer Patients

(UNDATED) – While almost all of us have been directly or indirectly touched by cancer, there is a considerable lack of knowledge about the important role that blood transfusions play outside of blood-related cancers.

Patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. That’s why this February, the American Red Cross. and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time, ensuring loved ones have the strength and support to battle cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 37,940 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Indiana this year. Many of these people will likely have a need for blood.

“A loved one’s cancer diagnosis often makes families and friends feel helpless. That’s why the Give Blood to Give Time partnership with the American Cancer Society is so important,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer, American Red Cross. “When someone donates blood or
platelets or makes a financial gift, they are helping to give patients and their families time, resources and the hope they need to fight back.”

To schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment or make a financial gift, visit GiveBloodToGiveTime.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Lawrence County
Bedford

  • 2/18/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1010 22nd Street
  • 2/20/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2202 M Street
  • 2/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Walmart, 3200 John Williams Blvd.

Monroe County
Bloomington

  • 2/10/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th Street
  • 2/11/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Indiana University Willkie Residence Center, 150 N. Rose Street
  • 2/12/2020: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/13/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 221 E. 6th Street
  • 2/14/2020: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., St Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E 17th St
  • 2/22/2020: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/25/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road
  • 2/26/2020: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/29/2020: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

Ellettsville

  • 2/24/2020: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Edgewood High School, 601 South Edgewood

Morgan County
Martinsville

  • 2/26/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Anytime Fitness, 1696 S Ohio St.

Owen County Spencer

  • 2/21/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Owen Valley High School, 622 W. Hwy 46

Bartholomew County
Columbus

  • 2/27/2020: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Columbus East High School, 230 South Marr Road

Jennings County
North Vernon

  • 2/17/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 515 Buckeye Street
  • 2/28/2020: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Jennings County High School, 800 West Walnut Street

Johnson County
Greenwood

  • 2/25/2020: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Johnson County Library White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd.

Vigo County
Terre Haute

  • 2/12/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Hospital, 1606 North 7th Street
  • 2/15/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cannonball Harley-Davidson, 3912 S US HWY 41
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