(BEDFORD) - The American Red Cross will host a community blood drive at Walmart on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There is an urgent need for type O negative, O positive, B negative and A negative blood. Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with either Rh positive or negative blood.
Platelets, a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, are also urgently needed. Platelets must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed.
Give the gift of life and donate.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Feb. 25 at First Baptist Church Christian Life at 1515 20th St., from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Feb. 26 at G6 Salon (Red Cross bus) 1153 16th St., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Feb. 26 at Indiana University Memorial Union, Georgian Room, at 814 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 at Army National Guard (Red Cross Bus) at 1900 Hospital Drive, Martinsville, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Feb. 24 at Walmart (Red Cross Bus) at 735 Gospel Rd., Paoli, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 at Orleans High School lobby, at 200 W. Wilson St., Orleans, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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