Give blood during National Volunteer Month

 

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News release from the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana:

Give blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

(March 15, 2016) — The American Red Cross encourages the community to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.

More than 3 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them.

Kathy Huey became a donor after encouragement from her husband, who has given more than 11 gallons of blood. “I love the fact that I’m helping others by giving a little bit of my time,” she said. “It’s simple and easy and helps save lives – what could be better?”

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.

Extra reason to give in April: Those who come to give blood with the Red Cross this April can enter to win four tickets to a Cedar Fair amusment partk of their choice and have access to purchase additional park passes at a discount, including to Cedar Point, Kings Island, and other Cedar Fair parks.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Adams County

  • 4/12/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., South Adams Senior Center, 825 Hendrick St., Berne
  • 4/15/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Avenue, Decatur

Allen County

  • 4/1/2016: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Mill Supplies Inc., 5105 Industrial Rd., Fort Wayne
  • 4/1/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/2/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/2/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/4/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/4/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/4/2016: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Christian Community Center of Harlan, 12616 Spencerville Road, Harlan
  • 4/5/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/5/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/6/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/7/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/7/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/9/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/9/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/11/2016: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Walb Student Union, 2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/11/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/11/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/12/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/12/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/13/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/13/2016: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/13/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/13/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hutzell Athletic Center, 2701 Spring Street (Leesburg Road), Fort Wayne
  • 4/14/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/14/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 4/15/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 4/15/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., South Side High School, 3601 South Calhoun, Fort Wayne

DeKalb County

  • 4/5/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East 7th St., Auburn

Huntington County

  • 4/3/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St, Huntington
  • 4/4/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington
  • 4/6/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington
  • 4/7/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren

Lagrange County

  • 4/2/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., South Milford Church of Christ, 8030 E 600 S, Wolcottville
  • 4/5/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., KZ-RV, 0985 N 900 W, Shipshewana
  • 4/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 209 W. Spring Street, Lagrange
  • 4/12/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 50 N 100 E, Lagrange

Steuben County

  • 4/6/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sonlight Community Church, 455 N Gerald Lett Avenue, Angola
  • 4/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street, Angola

Wells County

  • 4/4/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 215 East Dustman Rd., Bluffton

 

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.

 

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