Donate blood during Red Cross Month

 

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News release from the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana:

Be a hero and donate blood during Red Cross Month

(March 1, 2016) – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

For more than 30 years, blood donor Sherri Kay has been helping the Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission. “Knowing that I help to save lives and make a difference through the Red Cross is one of the most significant things that I do,” she said.

Heroes of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply this spring. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients.

Those who come to donate now through May 15 can be entered to win four tickets to a Cedar Fair theme park, including Cedar Point and Kings Island. Plus everyone who comes to give will have access to purchase theme park tickets at a discount. Cedar Fair will donate $2 of every ticket sale back to the Red Cross to support its humanitarian mission.

Make an appointment to donate blood 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

  • 3/21/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman St, Berne
  • 3/28/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St, Decatur

 

Allen County

  • 3/16/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/16/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/17/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/17/2016: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., International Business College, 5699 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne
  • 3/17/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/18/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/19/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/19/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/21/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/21/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Agri Stats, 6510 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne
  • 3/22/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/22/2016: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., North Campus – Student Life Building, 4900 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne
  • 3/22/2016: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., New Haven Middle School, 900 Prospect Avenue, New Haven
  • 3/22/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/23/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/24/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/24/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/25/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/26/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/26/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/28/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/28/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/29/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/29/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/30/2016: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., St. Joseph Hospital, 700 Broadway, Fort Wayne
  • 3/30/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/30/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 3/31/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 3/31/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne

 

DeKalb County

  • 3/22/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Garrett, 515 W. 5th Ave, Garrett
  • 3/25/2016: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 211 W. 9th St., Auburn

 

Huntington County

  • 3/25/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Rd, Huntington
  • 3/30/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Fort Wayne Fleet Equipment, 13710 Lower Huntington Road, Roanoke

 

Lagrange County

  • 3/29/2016: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wolcott Mills Elementary School, 108 E. Myers Road, Wolcottville
  • 3/30/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Lima-Brighton Elementary School, 3rd and Market Street, Howe

 

Noble County

  • 3/21/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street, Kendallville
  • 3/24/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Rd, Kendallville

 

Steuben County

  • 3/17/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton
  • 3/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327, Orland

 

Wells County

  • 3/25/2016: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement, 2105 North Main St., Bluffton

 

Whitley County

  • 3/30/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., South Whitley Public Library, 201 East Front Street, South Whitley

 

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 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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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