Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

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News release from the American Red Cross:

Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

(May 14, 2014) – The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to choose their day to help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

Every year, on June 14, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The occasion raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and thanks voluntary blood donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood.

“World Blood Donor Day comes at a very important time each year,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO, Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. “Summer can be a challenging time for blood donations, with fewer donors available to donate blood due to busy summer schedules. World Blood Donor Day gives us an opportunity to highlight the need for blood during the summer months and year-round.”

World Blood Donor Day occurs on day 21 of the Red Cross 100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope. campaign. Whitman added that it’s a perfect time for donors to help save lives and boost the blood supply for patients in need.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Adams County

  • Tuesday, June 10 from noon until 6 p.m. at South Adams Senior Center, located at 825 Hendrick St. in Berne.
  • Friday, June 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Adams Memorial Hospital, located at 1100 Mercer Avenue in Decatur.
  • Friday, June 13 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Zurcher Tire, located at 101 North Polk Street in Monroe.
  • Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Zurcher Tire, located at 101 North Polk Street in Monroe.

Allen County

  • Sunday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 6813 W. California Road in Fort Wayne.
  • Tuesday, June 3 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Brown Mackie College, located at 3000 East Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
  • Tuesday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Adams Heritage, located at 12011 Whittern Road in Monroeville.
  • Wednesday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Bob Thomas Ford North, located at 320 W. Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
  • Wednesday, June 4 from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Woodview Health Care, located at 3420 East State Street in Fort Wayne.
  • Wednesday, June 4 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Lake Twp., located at 7914 West Cook Road in Fort Wayne.
  • Thursday, June 5 from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Dupont Hospital, located at 2520 East Dupont Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • Friday, June 6 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Mill Supplies Inc., located at 5105 Industrial Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Don Ayres Times Corner Little League, located at 4509 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne. This is a Fort Wayne Little League Challenge blood drive.
  • Sunday, June 8 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church, located at 11337 Old US 27 South in Fort Wayne.
  • Monday, June 9 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Christian Community Center of Harlan, located at 12616 Spencerville Road in Harlan.
  • Tuesday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Wal-mart, located at 5311 Coldwater Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • Wednesday, June 11 from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the New Haven Police Department, located at 815 Lincoln Hwy East in New Haven.
  • Thursday, June 12 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Belmont Beverage, located at 3309 North Anthony Blvd in Fort Wayne.
  • Thursday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union, located at 3306 North Clinton in Fort Wayne.

 

Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)

  • Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)

  • Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday through Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon *
    *2nd Thursday of the month: noon – 6 p.m.

Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)

  • Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)

    • Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday: closed
    • Thursday through Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon *
      *2nd Thursday of the month: noon – 6 p.m.

 

DeKalb County

  • Tuesday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1203 East 7th St. in Auburn.
  • Tuesday, June 3 from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Fitzone for Women, located at 281 Duesenberg Drive in Auburn.

 

Huntington County

  • Monday, June 2 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.
  • Thursday, June 5 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Knight-Bergman Center, located at 132 S. Nancy St. in Warren.
  • Friday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital, located at 2001 Stults Rd. in Huntington.
  • Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Huntington Church of the Nazarene, located at 1555 Flaxmill Road in Huntington.

 

LaGrange County

  • Tuesday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at KZ-RV, located at 0985 N 900 W in Shipshewana.
  • Monday, June 9 from noon until 6 p.m. at the LaGrange First United Methodist Church, located at 209 W. Spring Street in LaGrange.
  • Tuesday, June 10 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the LaGrange First Church of God, located at 777 N. Detroit St. in LaGrange. This is a Fallen Officers Blood Drive.
  • Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. until noon at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 10275 E 550 S in Stroh.

 

Noble County

  • Wednesday, June 4 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, located at 10871 N. State Road 9 in Rome City.
  • Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cole Center Family YMCA, located at 700 S. Garden St. in Kendallville.

 

Steuben County

  • Sunday, June 1 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Family Video, located at 211 North Wayne Street in Angola.
  • Monday, June 9 from noon until 6 p.m. at the Fairview Missionary Church, located at 525 E 200 N in Angola. This is a Fallen Officers Blood Drive.

 

Wells County

  • Monday, June 2 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 215 East Dustman Rd. in Bluffton.

 

Whitley County

  • Thursday, June 12 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Churubusco United Methodist Church, located at 750 North Main in Churubusco.

 

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcross.org 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.

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.

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