News release from the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross encourages donors to make a blood donation before the holiday season
(October 14, 2014) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.
Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed now to help maintain a stable blood supply.
Blood donation appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores.
Donors may also visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more about the donation process and to make an appointment.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
- Monday, Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., South Adams Senior Center, 825 Hendrick St. in Berne.
- Monday ,Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St. in Decatur.
- Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Brown Mackie College, 3000 East Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College – St. Joe Road, 4900 St. Joe Road in Fort Wayne.
- Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Johns Lutheran Lake Twp., 7914 West Cook Road in Fort Wayne.
- Thursday, Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wal-Mart, 1710 Apple Glen in Fort Wayne.
- Thursday, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart Chapel Ridge, 10420 Maysville Road in Fort Wayne.
- Thursday, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., YMCA – Jorgensen, 10313 Aboite Center Road in Fort Wayne.
- Sunday, Nov. 9 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. Aloysuis Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Road in Yoder.
- Monday, Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St.in Grabill.
- Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road in Fort Wayne.
- Thursday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., International Business College, 5699 Coventry Lane in Fort Wayne.
- Thursday, Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Kelley Automotive, 633 Avenue of Autos in Fort Wayne.
- Saturday, Nov. 15 from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 1720 East Wallen Road in Fort Wayne.
- Saturday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Towles Intermediate Montessori School, 420 East Paulding Road in Fort Wayne.
- Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th St. in Auburn.
- Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren, 2939 County Road 15 in Auburn.
- Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Huntington County Sheriff Department, 332 East State Street in Huntington.
- Monday, Nov. 3 from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., One Resource Group, 13548 Zubrick Road in Roanoke.
- Sunday, Nov. 2 from 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St in Huntington.
- Monday, Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.
- Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Huntington University, 2303 College Ave. in Huntington.
- Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Pathfinder Services, 1152 E. State St. in Huntington.
- Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan in Huntington.
- Monday, Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Union Church, 3688 E 400 N in Huntington.
- Monday, Nov. 3 from 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Avilla Elementary School, 200 W. Washington Street in Avilla.
- Monday, Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street in Kendallville.
- Friday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 229 S. State St. in Kendallville.
- Friday, Nov. 7 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Rd. in Ligonier.
- Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S SR 327 in Helmer.
- Monday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E 200 N in Angola.
- Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., YMCA of Steuben County, 500 Harcourt Road in Angola.
- Thursday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Trine University, 1 University Ave. in Angola.
- Thursday, Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327 in Orland.
- Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bluffton Armory, 500 E Spring Street in Bluffton.
- Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 East State Road 205 in Columbia City.
- Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., South Whitley Public Library, 201 East Front Street in South Whitley.
The 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.
The 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.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross.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.
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.