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Last updated on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
(UNDATED) - Celebrate Red Cross Month by getting involved.
During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to support their communities by giving blood or platelets, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation. Those involved enable the Red Cross to continue to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Like the emergency room of a hospital, the Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient needs around the clock. With the generous support of blood donors, the Red Cross can help ensure all patients have the blood products they need, no matter when or where.
Patients of all types regularly need transfusions. A hospital served by the Red Cross recently ordered 50 units of red blood cells and 50 units of plasma for a patient undergoing a liver transplant. Thanks to dedicated Red Cross donors, blood products were readily available for this patient and many others.
To make an appointment to donate blood or for more information about other ways to get involved with the Red Cross, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
3/16/2013, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Cabrina's Safe Haven, 1531 13th St, Columbus
3/18/2013, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm, The Cole, 200 Jackson Street, Columbus
3/19/2013, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Columbus Moose Family Center, 330 8th Street, Columbus
3/22/2013, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Columbus Blood Donation Center, 931 Repp Dr., Columbus
3/25/2013, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main Street, Hop
3/26/2013, 7:00 am-12:00 pm, Toyota Industrial Equipment, 5555 Inwood Drive, Columbus
3/29/2013, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Columbus Blood Donation Center, 931 Repp Dr., Columbus
3/20/2013, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 East State Road 46, Nashville
3/23/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, YMCA Greensburg, 1301 Kathys way, Greensburg
3/30/2013, 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Walmart, 710 E. Freeland Rd., Greensburg
3/27/2013, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Sam's Club Greenwood, 1101 Windhorst Way, Greenwood
3/16/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/18/2013, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Indiana University Ashton Residence Center, 1800 East 10th Street, Bloomington
3/19/2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Indiana University School of Education, 201 N. Rose Avenue, Bloomington
3/19/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Kelley School of Business, 1309 E. 10th Street, Bloomington
3/19/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Burger King, 2800 Buick Cadillac Dr., Bloomington
3/20/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/21/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Bloom Marketing Group, 1801 S. Liberty Dr., Bloomington
3/21/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/22/2013, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/22/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Indiana University Ballantine Hall, 500 University Rd.,
3/23/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/25/2013, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Indiana University Ballantine Hall, 500 University Rd.,
3/26/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Bruster's Real Ice Cream, 350 S. Liberty Drive, Bloomington
3/27/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/28/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/29/2013, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/30/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
3/17/2013, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, First Christian Church of Morgantown, 2717 S Morgantown Road, Morgantown
3/23/2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Liberty Tax Service, 441 Town Center Road, Mooresville
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent 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 redcrossblood.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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