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Donors Urgently Needed To Increase Red Cross Blood Supply
Updated February 2, 2017 7:29 AM | Filed under: Health
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(UNDATED) - The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. "I used over 300 units of blood when I was younger after an auto accident. Blood donations helped save my life," he said. "Now, I would like to donate as much or more than I have received."

Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767).

All those who come to donate from Jan. 30 to Feb. 26, 2017, are eligible to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email for making blood and platelet donation a priority this winter.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Lawrence County

Bedford

  • 2/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2202 M Street
  • 3/3/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Walmart, 3200 John Williams Blvd

Martin County

Loogootee

  • 2/20/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Johns Catholic Church, 408 Church Street

Monroe County

Bloomington

  • 2/16/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/18/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Indiana University Health Bloomington, 601 West Second Street
  • 2/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/23/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union Building, 900 E. 7th St.
  • 2/23/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 2/25/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 3/1/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 3/2/2017: 8:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Hoosier Hills Career Center, 3070 Prow Road
  • 3/2/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 3/4/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

Delaware County

Muncie

  • 3/1/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue

Hamilton County

Carmel

  • 2/27/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Harvest Bible Chapel, 14550 River Road

Madison County

Anderson

  • 2/24/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Madison Park Church of God, 6607 Providence Drive
  • 2/27/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, 5009 S Scatterfield Road

Wayne County

Richmond

  • 2/21/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Indiana University East, 2325 Chester Blvd

Bartholomew County

Columbus

  • 2/17/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street
  • 2/17/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
  • 2/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Christian Church, 531 Fifth street
  • 2/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
  • 3/3/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane

Jennings County

North Vernon

  • 2/22/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 240 Poplar

Johnson County

Greenwood

  • 2/21/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Johnson County Library White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd.

Owen County

Spencer

  • 3/3/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Owen County Family YMCA, 1111 W. State Highway 46

Other Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

  • Moose Lodge 1175, 2507 Newton St. Jasper, IN 47546 2/20/2017: 1 - 7 p.m.
  • Stockwell Blood Donation Center, 29 South Stockwell Rd. Evansville, IN 47714 2/17/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
  • 2/21/2017: noon - 6 p.m. ; 2/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 2/28/2017: noon - 6 p.m.
  • Christ the King Catholic Church School 3010 East Chandler Ave. Evansville, IN 47714 2/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, 625 Frame Rd. Newburgh, IN 47630 2/19/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Castle High School, 3344 Highway 261 Newburgh, IN 47630 2/28/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Spencer County High School, 520 Taylorsville Rd. Taylorsville, KY 40071 2/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

How to help

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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.



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