Donors urged to help maintain blood supply

 

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News release from the American Red Cross:

Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

(Feb. 3, 2016) – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Donor Loretta Brandon knows how important it is to have a readily available blood supply. Her late husband required transfusions from generous strangers multiple times for health conditions. She gives blood as often as she can. “Every time I give blood, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for all I have and for the fact that I can share with others,” she said.

Make an appointment to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Adams County

  • 2/16/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., South Adams Senior Center, 825 Hendrick St., Berne
  • 2/19/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Avenue, Decatur

 

Allen County

  • 2/15/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/15/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/16/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/16/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/17/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/17/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PNC Building, 110 W. Berry Street, Suite 2400, Fort Wayne
    2/17/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/17/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., North Eastern Group Realty, 10808 LaCabreah Lane, Suite 101, Fort Wayne
  • 2/18/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/18/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ash Brokerage Corporation – W Jefferson, 7609 West Jefferson, Fort Wayne
  • 2/18/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/19/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/20/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/20/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/22/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/22/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/22/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Johns Lutheran Lake Twp., 7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne
  • 2/23/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/23/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/24/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/24/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/25/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 2/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/26/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/27/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 2/27/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/29/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2/29/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/1/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/1/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Parkview Hospital, 2200 Randallia, Fort Wayne
  • 3/1/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/2/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/3/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/3/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/4/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/5/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/5/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne
  • 3/5/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne

 

DeKalb County

  • 3/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East 7th St., Auburn
  • 3/1/2016: 4 a.m. – 11 a.m., Nucor, 305 Industrial Parkway, Waterloo

 

Huntington County

  • 2/29/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Union Church, 3688 E 400 N, Huntington
  • 3/2/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion, 1122 N Main Street, Roanoke

 

Lagrange County

  • 2/15/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 209 W. Spring Street, Lagrange
  • 2/16/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St., Topeka
  • 2/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Blue Gate Garden Inn, 800 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana

 

Noble County

  • 2/22/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., South Side Elementary, 1350 Sherman Street, Kendallville
  • 2/27/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cole Center Family YMCA, 700 S. Garden St., Kendallville
  • 3/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 605 East Main St., Albion
  • 3/4/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 229 S. State St., Kendallville
  • 3/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Rd, Ligonier

 

Steuben County

  • 3/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S SR 327, Helmer

 

Wells County

  • 2/19/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 South Main St., Bluffton
  • 2/21/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1300 North Main St., Bluffton
  • 2/22/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 302 N. Metts Street, Ossian
  • 2/29/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle

 

Whitley County

  • 2/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Churubusco United Methodist Church, 750 North Main, Churubusco
  • 3/3/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., United Methodist Church, 605 North Forest Parkway, Columbia City

 

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.

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 and learn more, 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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