Give blood during Trauma Awareness Month

 

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News release from the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana:

Give blood with the Red Cross during Trauma Awareness Month

(May 2, 2016) — During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges the community to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.

Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was amputated following a farming accident. “Through the surgeries, I received 13 units of blood,” he said. Weidner now gives blood as often as he can.

Donors of all blood types are needed this May. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. In Indiana-Ohio Region alone, the Red Cross needs about 550 donors each day to support patients at more than 80 area hospitals.

Schedule your appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of two grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Adams County

  • 5/16/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman St, Berne
  • 5/23/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St, Decatur

 

Allen County

  • 5/16/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/16/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/17/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/17/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/18/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/18/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/19/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/19/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/19/2016: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road, Fort Wayne
  • 5/20/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/21/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/21/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Road, Fort Wayne
  • 5/21/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/22/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Rd., Leo
  • 5/23/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/23/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/24/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/24/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/25/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/25/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tomkinson BMW, 929 Avenue of Autos, 14/69 Auto Mall, Fort Wayne
  • 5/26/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/26/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/26/2016: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Hope United Methodist Church, 6608 Hoagland, Hoagland
  • 5/27/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/28/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 5/28/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/28/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., YMCA – Jorgensen, 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne
  • 5/31/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne
  • 5/31/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5/31/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 6/1/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 6/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 6/2/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 6/2/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Covington Manor Health and Rehabilition Center, 5700 Wilkie Drive, Fort Wayne
  • 6/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 6/3/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 6/3/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Canterbury High School, 3200 Smith Road, Fort Wayne
  • 6/4/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107, Fort Wayne
  • 6/4/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 6/4/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Parkview Field – Tincaps, 1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne

 

DeKalb County

  • 5/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Garrett, 515 W. 5th Ave, Garrett
  • 5/18/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Legion Butler, 118 North Broadway, Butler
  • 5/27/2016: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn

 

Huntington County

  • 5/20/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Rd, Huntington
  • 5/29/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St, Huntington
  • 6/2/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren

 

Lagrange County

  • 5/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., E & S Sales, 1265 N State Road 5, Shipshewana

 

Noble County

  • 5/16/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street, Kendallville

 

Steuben County

  • 5/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 423, 6215 S.R. 327, Orland
  • 5/27/2016: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Harold Chevrolet, 824 N Wayne Street, Angola
  • 5/28/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Potawatomi Inn & Restaurant, 6 Lane 100A Lake James, Angola

 

Wells County

  • 5/23/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., New Hope Lutheran Church, 8824 North SR 1, Ossian

 

Whitley County

  • 5/24/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Fox Products Corporation, 6110 SR 5, South Whitley
  • 5/25/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., South Whitley United Methodist Church, 6685 West SR 14, P O Box 386, South Whitley
  • 5/27/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 East State Road 205, 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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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