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Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives
Updated July 26, 2017 12:20 PM
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(UNDATED) - While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.

The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

At times, blood and platelets are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which impacts the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand. The Red Cross strives to have a five-day supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated blood products.

"The Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now and help save patient lives," said Tiffany Taylor, external communications manager of the River Valley Blood Services Region. "We are grateful for those who have already stepped up this summer to give and want to remind those who are eligible that hospital patients are still counting on them to roll up a sleeve."

Every Two Seconds

In the U.S., every two seconds someone like Ray Poulin needs blood or platelets. Poulin's liver and kidneys failed following a serious blood infection. The situation became urgent when his liver hemorrhaged. He was given a 10 percent chance of survival. After receiving 77 units of blood, Poulin defied the odds.

"There was a lot that went into saving my life, but if the blood wasn't available when I needed it, I wouldn't be here today," said Poulin.

Blood and platelets are needed for many different reasons. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood.

All blood types urgently needed

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to help restock the shelves. The Red Cross is thanking those who come in to donate blood or platelets between July 25 and Aug. 31 by emailing them a $5 Target eGiftCard™.

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce wait times.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 25 - Aug. 15:

Bartholomew County

Columbus

  • 7/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Christian Church, 531 Fifth street
  • 7/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
  • 8/1/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Columbus Moose Family Center, 330 8th Street
  • 8/4/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
  • 8/11/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
  • 8/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street
  • 8/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
  • 8/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbus North High School, 1400 25th Street
  • 8/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane

Brown County

Nashville

  • 7/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street
  • 8/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 East State Road 46

Lawrence County

Bedford

  • 7/31/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road
  • 8/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1010 22nd Street
  • 8/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Indiana University Health Bedford, 2900 W. 16th Street
  • 8/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Walmart, 3200 John Williams Blvd.

Martin County

Loogootee

  • 8/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Loogootee United Methodist Church, 208 W. Main Street

Shoals

  • 8/9/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Shoals Christian Church, 602 N. Main Street

Monroe County

Bloomington

  • 7/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 7/27/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 7/29/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/2/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/3/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/5/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/7/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Indiana University Health Bloomington, 601 West Second Street
  • 8/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/12/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/12/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., City of Bloomington, 401 N. Morton, Suite 210
  • 8/16/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/17/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/19/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/23/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 8/24/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Indiana University Wright Residence Center, 501 N. Jordan Avenue
  • 8/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

Owen County

Spencer

  • 8/15/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Connection A Community Church, 371 W. State Highway

Other locations

  • First Mennonite Church, 8002 E 550 N. Montgomery, IN 47558 pn 8/11/2017: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Odon United Methodist Church, 602 E. Elnora St. Odon, IN 47562 on 8/16/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Antioch Christian Church / New Building, 3007 E US Highway 50 Washington, IN 47501 on 8/17/2017: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy, 10 Williams Bros. Drive Washington, IN 47501 on 8/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Harvest Community Fellowship, 200 W. Main St. Washington, IN 47501 on 8/18/2017: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • St. Raphael Catholic Church, 5564 Saint Raphael St. Dubois, IN 47527 on 7/30/2017: 8 a.m. - noon
  • Ferdinand Community Center, 1710 Community Drive Ferdinand, IN 47532 on 7/26/2017: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • American Legion Hall, 425 S. Main St. Ferdinand, IN 47532 on 8/14/2017: 2 - 7 p.m.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of LDS- Jasper, 1665 Saint Charles St. Jasper, IN 47546 on 8/2/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Jasper Strassenfest, 1 Courthouse Square Jasper, IN 47546 on 8/5/2017: noon - 5 p.m.
  • Jasper Library, 1116 Main St. Jasper, IN 47546 on 8/9/2017: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, 950 E. Church Ave. Jasper, IN 47549 on 8/16/2017: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Schnellville Community Club, 7855 E. Market St. Schnellville, IN 47580 on 8/3/2017: 2 - 7 p.m.
  • Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 211 North Vine St. Haubstadt, IN 47639 on 8/8/2017: 2 - 7 p.m.
  • Oakland City Lions Club, 1210 W. Morton Oakland City, IN 47660 on 8/4/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Owensville United Methodist Church, 103 South 3rd St. Owensville, IN 47665 on 8/9/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson St. Tell City, IN 47586 on 7/28/2017: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • German American Bank Tell City, 645 Main St. Tell City, IN 47586 on 8/16/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • St. Matthews Catholic Church, 421 Mulberry St. Mount Vernon, IN 47620 on 8/6/2017: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Dale United Methodist Church, 1 W. Elm St. Dale, IN 47523 on 7/31/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Spencer County Health Department, 200 Main St. Rockport, IN 47635 on 7/26/2017: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Stockwell Blood Donation Center, 29 South Stockwell Road Evansville, IN 47714 on 7/25/2017: noon - 6 p.m.; 7/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 8/1/2017: noon - 6 p.m.; 8/4/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
  • 8/8/2017: noon - 6 p.m.
  • Home Instead Senior Care, 223 NW 2nd St., #310 Evansville, IN 47708 on 8/1/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Parkview Care Center, 2819 North St. Joseph Ave. Evansville, IN 47720 on 8/1/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 21 SE Third Street Building, 21 S.E. 3rd Evansville, IN 47708 on 8/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 5301 Daylight Drive Evansville, IN 47725 on 8/13/2017: 8 a.m. - noon
  • Bell Road Library, 4111 Lakeshore Drive, Newburgh, IN 47630 on 8/1/2017: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Newburgh United Methodist Church, 4178 Highway 261 Newburgh, IN 47630 on 8/9/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Corydon Missionary Baptist Church, 550 Main St. Corydon, KY 42406 on 8/2/2017: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Presbyterian Church, 100 South Main St. Henderson, KY 42420 on 8/7/2017: 1:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 2601 US Hwy. 60 East Henderson, KY 42420 on 8/19/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, 115 W. Main St. Taylorsville, KY 40071 on 7/25/2017: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church, 12100 State Route 132 E. Sebree, KY 42455 on 7/27/2017: 2 - 6:30 p.m.

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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