News release from the American Red Cross:
Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month
February 13, 2015 â€” During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.
Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.
The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.
To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
- Monday, March 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St. in Decatur.
- Wednesday, March 4 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Rd. in Fort Wayne.
- Sunday, March 8 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Dr. in Fort Wayne.
- Monday, March 9 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St. in Grabill.
- Tuesday, March 10 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Indiana Michigan Power Center, 110 E. Wayne St. in Fort Wayne.
- Wednesday, March 11 from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Walgreens, 907 Lincoln Hwy West in New Haven.
- Thursday, March 12 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., International Business College, 5699 Coventry Lane in Fort Wayne.
- Thursday, March 12 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Belmont Beverage, 3309 North Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6813 W. California Rd. in Fort Wayne.
- Sunday, March 15 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Joseph Catholic Church, 11337 Old US 27 South in Fort Wayne.
- Tuesday, March 3 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East 7th St. in Auburn.
- Monday, March 2 from 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.
- Thursday, March 12 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St. in Warren.
- Thursday, March 5 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Rd. in Kendallville.
- Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 229 S. State St. in Kendallville.
- Friday, March 6 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Rd. in Ligonier.
- Wednesday, March 4 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S SR 327 in Helmer.
- Thursday, March 5 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327 in Orland.
- Monday, March 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E 200 N in Angola.
- Monday, March 2 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St. in Markle.
- Monday, March 9 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 215 East Dustman Rd. in Bluffton.
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.