Donate blood through the Red Cross in final weeks of summer

 

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News release from the American Red Cross:

Donate blood through the Red Cross in final weeks of summer

(July 31, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.

Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from type AB donors can be transfused to patients of any blood type, as can type O negative blood. Type B negative and A negative blood can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. These are the most in demand blood types and are in constant need.

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

 

Adams County

  • 8/17/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St. in Decatur.

 

Allen County

  • 8/17/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Canterbury High School, 3200 Smith Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/19/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PNC Building, 110 W. Berry St., Suite 2400 in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/19/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Dupont Hospital, 2520 East Dupont Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/19/2015: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tomkinson BMW, 929 Ave. of Autos, 14/69 Auto Mall in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/20/2015: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Johns Lutheran Lake Twp., 7914 West Cook Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/21/2015: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., IPFW – Cole Commons, 4110 Crescent Ave. in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/22/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Leo High School, 14600 Amstutz Rd. in Leo.
  • 8/25/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Hylant Group, 6714 Point Inverness Way suite 1 in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/29/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 1720 East Wallen Rd. in Fort Wayne.
  • 8/29/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Rd. in Fort Wayne.

 

DeKalb County

  • 8/19/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Legion Butler, 118 North Broadway in Butler.
  • 8/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. Seventh St. in Auburn.
  • 8/25/2015: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren, 2939 County Rd. 15 in Auburn.

 

Huntington County

  • 8/23/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St. in Huntington.
  • 8/27/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St. in Warren.

 

LaGrange County

  • 8/18/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St. in Topeka.
  • 8/24/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., E & S Sales, 1265 N State Rd. 5 in Shipshewana.
  • 8/31/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 209 W. Spring St. in LaGrange.

 

Noble County

  • 8/19/2015: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rome City United Methodist Church, 297 Washington St. in Rome City.

 

Steuben County

  • 8/20/2015: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327 in Orland.
  • 8/27/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Trine University, 1 University Ave. in Angola.

 

Wells County

  • 8/21/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 South Main St. in Bluffton.
  • 8/23/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Life Church, 428 South Oak St. in Bluffton.
  • 8/24/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 215 East Dustman Rd. in Bluffton.

 

Whitley County

  • 8/19/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 East State Rd. 205 in Columbia City.

 

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.

Platelet Donations

  • 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

Platelet Donations

  • 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 redcrossblood.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 redcrossblood.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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