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American Red Cross Blood Drives
Updated February 9, 2016 6:55 AM
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(UNDATED) - The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

  • February 9 from 1 p.m. till 6 p.m. at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Rd. Bloomington
  • February 10 from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m. at Shoals Beta Club, JR.-SR. High School Gymnasium, Highway 50 in Shoals,
  • February 11 from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m. at Loogootee High School, 201 Brooks Ave., Loogootee
  • February 11 from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 221 E. 6th St. Bloomington
  • February 14 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 219 E. 4th St. Bloomington
  • February 15 from 1 p.m. till 6 p.m. at Paoli Christian, 1700 West Hospital Rd., Paoli

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.



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