News release from the American Red Cross:
Allen County Blood Drive Cancelled; One Added
(August 15, 2013) – The American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, at St. Joseph United Methodist Church has been cancelled. However, there will be a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall, located at 7810 St. Joe Center Road in Fort Wayne.
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana and Ohio), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
About the American Red Cross
The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region serves northern and central Indiana and northwestern Ohio, and needs to collect about 500 units of blood a day to meet patient need in 60 hospitals. 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 redcrossblood.org.