Blood Donations Urged Amid Holiday Season

(UNDATED) – The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to give blood or platelets and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season.

The traditional slump in blood donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s comes as the blood supply already faces challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Required medical treatments and emergencies don’t pause for the holidays or a widespread coronavirus outbreak.

Make your appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading the 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.

In thanks for making time to donate around Thanksgiving, those who come to give blood Nov. 25-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16-30:

  • Odon United Methodist Church, 602 East Elnora St. Odon, IN 47562, 11/16/2020: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Bethel Mennonite Church, 9335 North 900 East Odon, IN 47562, 11/20/2020: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dubois Community Park Center, 5430 E Jasper Dubois Road Dubois, IN 47527, 11/30/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • American Legion Hall, 425 South Main St. Ferdinand, IN 47532, 11/24/2020: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • VFW Post 2366, 314 Geiger St. Huntingburg, IN 47542, 11/17/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2835 North 500 West Ireland, IN 47545, 11/22/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics, 1900 Saint Charles St. Jasper, IN 47546, 11/24/2020: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Vertical Church, 415 W. 800 S. Fort Branch, IN 47648, 11/16/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Oakland City Community Center, 1210 West Morton St. Oakland City, IN 47660, 11/25/2020: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center, Junction of Hwy 231 and 70 Chrisney, IN 47611 11/30/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Dale United Methodist Church, 1 West Elm St. Dale, IN 47523, 11/16/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Evansville Blood Donation Center, 29 North Stockwell Road Evansville, IN 47714 11/16/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., 11/17/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., 11/18/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., 11/20/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., 11/21/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., 11/23/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m, 11/24/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., 11/25/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., 11/27/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., 11/28/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m, 11/30/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Armstrong Recreational Center, 15849 Big Cynthiana Rd. Evansville, IN 47720, 11/19/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • 44 News Give Thanks, Give Life Blood Drive, American Red Cross Southwestern Indiana Chapter, 29 South Stockwell Road Evansville, IN 47714, 11/23/2020: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • American Red Cross Southwestern Indiana Chapter, 29 South Stockwell Road Evansville, IN 47714, 11/25/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 11/27/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • St. Boniface Catholic Church, 2031 West Michigan St. Evansville, IN 47712, 11/29/2020: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Newburgh American Legion, 711 State St. Newburgh, IN 47630, 11/18/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Owensboro Health Henderson Healthplex, Barret Blvd., Henderson, KY 42420, 11/18/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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