Support cancer patients and others needing blood

 

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News release from the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana:

Donate blood with the Red Cross to support cancer patients and others needing blood

(September 30, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges the community to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

More than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year and 246,600 of them will be invasive breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Mary Kay Huppert was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. “I was a nurse for 40 years. I saw blood transfusions save a lot of lives.” She received two transfusions herself while being treated for breast cancer.

The Red Cross must collect about 14,000 blood donations every day to help patients, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those needing transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to save time when donating.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Adams County

Decatur

  • 10/16/2016: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 414 Madison St.

 

Allen County

Fort Wayne

  • 10/17/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/18/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/18/2016: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/18/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Queen of Angels Catholic Church/School, 1500 W State Blvd
  • 10/19/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kelley Automotive, 633 Avenue of Autos
  • 10/19/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/20/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/20/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/21/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/21/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/22/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/22/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road
  • 10/22/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/22/2016: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Hysterium Haunted Asylum, 4410 Arden Drive
  • 10/24/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/25/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/26/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/27/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/27/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/28/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/28/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/29/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/29/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/31/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Science Building, 2101 E Coliseum Blvd
  • 10/31/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 10/31/2016: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fred Toenges & Sons, Inc., 2415 Hobson Rd
  • 10/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 10/31/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Manchester University Fort Wayne Campus, 10627 Diebold Road
  • 11/1/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 11/1/2016: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 11/2/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PNC Building, 110 W. Berry Street, Suite 2400
  • 11/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 11/3/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 11/3/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 11/3/2016: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Northern Indiana Public Service Company, 1501 Hale St.
  • 11/4/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 11/4/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 11/5/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 11/5/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

 

DeKalb County

Auburn

  • 11/1/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th St.
  • 11/5/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren, 2939 County Road 15

 

Huntington County

Roanoke

  • 10/26/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion, 1122 N Main Street

 

Lagrange County

Topeka

  • 10/18/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St.

 

Noble County

Kendallville

  • 10/26/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., South Side Elementary, 1350 Sherman Street
  • 11/4/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 229 S. State St.

Ligonier

  • 11/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Rd

 

Steuben County

Angola

  • 10/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., RE/MAX, 100 Growth Parkway; Suite D
  • 10/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., RE/MAX, 100 Growth Parkway; Suite D
  • 10/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., RE/MAX, 100 Growth Parkway; Suite D
  • 11/3/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Trine University, 1 University Ave.

Hamilton

  • 10/19/2016: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St.

Helmer

  • 11/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S SR 327

 

Wells County

Bluffton

  • 10/17/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 215 East Dustman Rd.
  • 10/24/2016: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bluffton Harrison Elementary, 1100 East Spring Street

 

Whitley County

Columbia City

  • 10/27/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Whitley County Government and The City of Columbia City, 220 West Van Buren St.

 

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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