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Give Blood In Honor Of World Red Cross Day
Updated May 5, 2013 1:11 AM
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(UNDATED) - May 8 is World Red Cross Day, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating lifesaving blood in their communities.

The need is constant, and all blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative.

For more than 130 years, the Red Cross has been dedicated to helping people in communities large and small across the U.S. It is the only humanitarian services organization that provides blood services, serves as the emergency communication link between military personnel and their families, offers health and safety training and responds to disasters of all types and sizes.

Join the Red Cross family this month and make an appointment to give blood in honor of World Red Cross Day at redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY
5/2/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Cummins Plant # 1, 500 Central Ave., Columbus
5/3/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Holiday Inn Columbus Donorama, 2480 Jonathon Moore Pike & Hwy 46, Columbus
5/3/2013, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Columbus Blood Donation Center, 931 Repp Dr., Columbus,
5/10/2013, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Columbus Blood Donation Center, 931 Repp Dr., Columbus
5/11/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, First Lutheran Church, 3600 25th St., Columbus
5/15/2013, 5:00 am- 9:00 am, NTN Driveshaft, 8251 S. International, Columbus

GREENE COUNTY
5/6/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Harvest Community Church, RR 2 Box 315 A, Bloomfield

JOHNSON COUNTY
5/8/2013, 8:30 am- 1:30 pm, Edinburgh Community High School, 300 Keeley Street, Edinburgh

LAWRENCE COUNTY
5/5/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, River's Edge Fellowship Church, 2900 35th Street, Bedford
5/9/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Lehigh Cement Company, 180 N. Meridian Road, Mitchell

MONROE COUNTY
5/1/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington
5/2/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington
5/3/2013, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington
5/3/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, City of Bloomington, 401 N. Morton, Suite 210, Bloomington
5/4/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
Bloomington
5/8/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
Bloomington
5/9/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.,
Bloomington
5/10/2013, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington
5/11/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington
5/14/2013, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Indiana University Ballantine Hall, 500 University Rd., Bloomington
5/14/2013, 1:30 pm- 5:30 pm, Bloomington New Tech High School, 444 S. Patterson, Bloomington
5/15/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington

MORGAN COUNTY
5/4/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Paragon Fire Company, 101 E. Union Street, Paragon

ORANGE COUNTY
5/10/2013, 8:30 am- 1:30 pm, Springs Valley High School, 356 S. Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick

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. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day is celebrated every year on May 8, the birthday of Henry Dunant, who officially founded the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement nearly 100 years ago.

The holiday recognizes worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine.

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

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; provide 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.



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