News release from the American Red Cross:
Donate blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day
(May 14, 2015) â€” The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.
Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer, and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give.
World Blood Donor Day highlights the constant need for donors – during the summer and throughout the year. Supermodel Niki Taylor, the celebrity spokesperson for World Blood Donor Day, fully understands the importance of blood donations. In 2001, she was in a near-fatal car accident and received about 100 pints of blood. To this day, she attributes her survival to the blood donors and doctors who helped save her life.
Those who come to donate blood with the Red Cross June 8-14, 2015, will receive a limited-edition Nexcare give bandage in one of eight global-inspired designs in honor of World Blood Donor Day.
Every day this summer is a chance to give hope. Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
- 6/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave. in Decatur.
- 6/12/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Zurcher’s Best-One Tire and Auto Care, 101 North Polk St. in Monroe.
- 6/13/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Zurcher’s Best-One Tire and Auto Care, 101 North Polk St. in Monroe.
- 6/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive, Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman St. in Berne.
- 6/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Christian Community Center of Harlan, 12616 Spencerville Rd. in Harlan.
- 6/3/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank Wayne St., 111 East Wayne St. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/4/2015: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Brown Mackie College, 3000 East Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/4/2015: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Belmont Beverage, 3309 North Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/5/2015: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Mill Supplies Inc., 5105 Industrial Rd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/6/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Crossbridge Community Church, 3409 Hursh Rd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/7/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Joseph Catholic Church, 11337 Old US 27 South in Fort Wayne.
- 6/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St. in New Haven.
- 6/10/2015: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 12305 Arcola Rd. in Arcola.
- 6/10/2015: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Woodview Health Care, 3420 E. State St. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/10/2015: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Kohls Apple Glen, 1410 Apple Glen Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/12/2015: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fort Wayne Toyota, 5920 Illinois Rd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/14/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6813 W. California Rd. in Fort Wayne.
- 6/14/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Rd. in Leo.
- 6/2/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th St. in Auburn.
- 6/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive, Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.
- 6/15/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Huntington County Sheriff Department, 332 East State St. in Huntington.
- 6/2/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., KZ-RV, 0985 N 900 W in Shipshewana.
- 6/9/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive, LaGrange First Church of God, 777Â N. Detroit St. in LaGrange.
- 6/13/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 10275 E 550 S in Stroh.
- 6/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cole Center Family YMCA, 700 S. Garden St. in Kendallville.
- 6/8/2015: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Carnegie Public Library, 322 South Wayne St. in Angola.
- 6/12/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 South Main St. in Bluffton.
The Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)
Whole Blood Donations
- 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.
- Monday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 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)
Whole Blood Donations
- Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday and Thursday: closed
- Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
- Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: closed
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
- Sunday: 6 a.m. – noon
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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.