Red Cross Asks For Donations To Avoid Severe Blood Shortage

Red Cross Asks For Donations To Avoid Severe Blood Shortage

  • 7/25/2018 3:51:59 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
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OHIO, OH - Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, and right now there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand. The Red Cross strives to keep a five-day supply of blood to meet the needs of patients and to be prepared for emergencies that require significant volumes of donated blood products.

“Patients don’t get a summer break from the need for lifesaving treatments, so it is critical that hospitals have access to blood products each and every day,” said Rodney Wilson, communications manager of the Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region. “We sincerely appreciate those who have responded to the call to help save lives, but the emergency need remains. Those who haven’t rolled up a sleeve to give are urged to do so today.”

There is a particular need for type O blood, which plays an important role in ongoing patient care and emergencies. Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be given to patients with any Rh-positive blood type. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be given to any patient. It’s what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood or platelets July 30 through Aug. 30, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 25-Aug. 15:

Champaign County

Saint Paris

8/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 208 W. Walnut St.

Urbana

8/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., 4H Activity Building, 384 Park Avenue

8/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Champaign Family YMCA, 191 Community Dr.

Crawford County

Bucyrus

7/31/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hord Livestock, 911 St RT 98

8/3/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bucyrus Community Hospital, 629 N. Sandusky Street

8/7/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Amvets Post 27 - Bucyrus, 235 E Galen St

Crestline

8/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Hall, 100 South Crestline Street

Galion

8/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Galion Alliance Church, 430 Portland Way N

Delaware County

Delaware

7/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Delaware Community YMCA, 1121 South Houk Road

Lewis Center

7/30/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

7/31/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/1/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/2/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/3/2018: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/4/2018: 6:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/5/2018: 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/6/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/7/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/8/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/9/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/10/2018: 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/11/2018: 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/12/2018: 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/13/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/14/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

8/15/2018: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak Creek Building

Powell

8/15/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Powell Senior Living, 10351 Sawmill Parkway

Westerville

8/7/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road

Greene County

Dayton

8/6/2018: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Beavercreek Nazarene Church, 1850 North Fairfield Road

Knox County

Danville

8/13/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Luke's Catholic Church, 7 W Rambo Street

Fredericktown

8/10/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fredericktown High School, 111 Stadium Drive

Howard

7/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Knox Elementary School, 23227 Coshocton Road

Martinsburg

8/1/2018: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Church of Christ, 126 E.South Street

8/1/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Church of Christ, 126 E.South Street

Mount Vernon

8/2/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre, 1451 Gambier Rd.

8/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Crossfit 1808, 781 Fairgrounds Rd Suite B

8/3/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Grand, 12 Public Square

8/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mount Vernon High School, 300 Martinsburg Road

8/14/2018: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mt.Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinburg Road

Marion County

Marion

7/31/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Marion County Commissioners, 222 W. Center St.

8/9/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion Harold L. Bradley Post 584, 142 Olney Ave.

8/10/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Marion General Hospital, 1000 McKinley Park Drive

8/10/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., United Church Homes Inc., 170 E Center Street

8/13/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Marion Public Library, 445 E Church Street

Morrow County

Cardington

8/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cardington First United Methodist Church, 300 South Marion Street

Iberia

8/9/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Iberia United Methodist Church, 3664 OH-309

Marengo

8/10/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Marengo United Methodist Church, 8 N. Main Street

Mount Gilead

8/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Morrow County Hospital, 651 West Marion Road

Richland County

Bellville

8/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church Street

Mansfield

7/30/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

7/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Berean Baptist, 2145 Middle Bellville Road

8/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

8/4/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road

8/5/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Richland Co. Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road

8/6/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

8/6/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Richland Co. Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road

8/7/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Richland Co. Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road

8/8/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Richland Co. Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road

8/8/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

8/9/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Richland Co. Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road

8/10/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., YMCA, 750 Scholl Road

8/13/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

8/13/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Area Agency on Aging, 2131 Park Avenue W, Suite 300

8/15/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Shiloh

8/15/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Planktown Country Market, 1921 Free Road

Union County

Marysville

8/3/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Union County Family YMCA, 1150 Charles Lane

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