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News release from the American Red Cross:

Give something that means something – Give blood or host a blood drive

(November 16, 2015) – The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.

Blood donations often decline from now to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations.

In addition, there are fewer blood drives during the winter months when many hosting organizations postpone drives while people are traveling for the holidays. Severe winter weather may also cause scheduled blood drives to be canceled.

Despite the busy holiday season and threat of extreme freezing weather, the need for blood remains steady. Organizations can help by hosting a blood drive during the winter months, and eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood.

Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more about hosting a blood drive. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Adams County

  • 11/30/2015: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman St, Berne
  • 12/7/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St, Decatur
  • 12/19/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Avenue, Decatur

 

Allen County

  • 11/16/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/16/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/17/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/17/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/17/2015: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road, Fort Wayne
  • 11/18/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/18/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive, Fort Wayne
  • 11/18/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/19/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/19/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/19/2015: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Cummins Crosspoint, 3415 West Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne
  • 11/20/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/21/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/21/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/23/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/23/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/23/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green Street, New Haven
  • 11/24/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/24/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/25/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/25/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/27/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/28/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 11/28/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/30/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 11/30/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/1/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/1/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/2/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union – N Clinton, 3306 North Clinton, Fort Wayne
  • 12/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/3/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/3/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/4/2015: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Mill Supplies Inc., 5105 Industrial Rd., Fort Wayne
  • 12/4/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/4/2015: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tomkinson BMW, 929 Avenue of Autos, 14/69 Auto Mall, Fort Wayne
  • 12/5/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/5/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/6/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Joseph Catholic Church, 11337 Old US 27 South, Fort Wayne
  • 12/7/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/7/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/7/2015: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Christian Community Center of Harlan, 12616 Spencerville Road, Harlan
  • 12/8/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/8/2015: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Granite City Food & Brewery, 3809 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne
  • 12/8/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/9/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PNC Building, 110 W. Berry Street, Suite 2400, Fort Wayne
  • 12/9/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/10/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/10/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/11/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/12/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/12/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne
  • 12/12/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/14/2015: 6 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/14/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 3948 New Vision Drive, Fort Wayne
  • 12/14/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/14/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/14/2015: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 14133 SR 1, LEO
  • 12/15/2015: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., St. Joseph Hospital, 700 Broadway, Fort Wayne
  • 12/15/2015: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/15/2015: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Hylant Group, 6714 Point Inverness Way suite 1, Fort Wayne
  • 12/15/2015: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Petroleum Traders, 7120 Pointe Inverness Way, Fort Wayne
  • 12/15/2015: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/15/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/16/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/16/2015: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/16/2015: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Agri Stats, 6510 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne
  • 12/16/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/17/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/17/2015: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/17/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., STAR Financial Bank Fort Wayne, 6230 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne
  • 12/17/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/18/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 12/18/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Good Shepherd UMC, 4700 Vance Avenue, Fort Wayne
  • 12/19/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 12/19/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne

 

DeKalb County

  • 12/1/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th St., Auburn
  • 12/1/2015: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Garrett, 515 W. 5th Ave, Garrett
  • 12/16/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Legion Butler, 118 North Broadway, Butler

 

Huntington County

  • 11/18/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington
  • 11/27/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Rd, Huntington
  • 12/7/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington
  • 12/13/2015: 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St, Huntington
  • 12/17/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., YMCA, 1160 W 500 N, Huntington
  • 12/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren

 

Lagrange County

  • 11/27/2015: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Blue Gate Garden Inn, 800 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana
  • 11/28/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., South Milford Church of Christ, 8030 E 600 S, Wolcottville
  • 12/1/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, 370 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana
  • 12/8/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., LaGrange First Church of God, 777 N. Detroit St., Lagrange
  • 12/15/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St., Topeka

 

Noble County

  • 11/23/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School, 232 N. Main St., Avilla
  • 11/30/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street, Kendallville
  • 12/5/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 210 N Orange Street, Albion
  • 12/12/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cole Center Family YMCA, 700 S. Garden St., P.O. Box 233, Kendallville

 

Steuben County

  • 12/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sonlight Community Church, 455 N Gerald Lett Avenue, Angola
  • 12/10/2015: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327, Orland
  • 12/14/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street, Angola

 

Wells County

  • 11/22/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Life Church, 428 South Oak Street, Bluffton
  • 11/30/2015: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement, 2105 North Main St., Bluffton
  • 12/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 215 East Dustman Rd., Bluffton
  • 12/14/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle

 

Whitley County

  • 11/16/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Northern Heights Elementary School, 5209 N. SR 109, Columbia City

 

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.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

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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