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Donate now to keep blood and platelets stocked when winter weather hits | January 19, 2023

Winter weather can change in an instant – so can the nation’s blood supply. As we celebrate National Blood Donor Month throughout January, the American Red Cross asks donors to resolve to give blood or platelets to keep blood products stocked all season long. In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma through Jan. 31, 2023, will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.

 

Donate now to keep blood and platelets stocked when winter weather hits | January 19, 2023

 

 

Donate now to keep blood and platelets stocked when winter weather hits

Come to give in January for chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona

 

Jan. 19, 2023 — As National Blood Donor Month continues this January, the American Red Cross celebrates those who give blood and platelets to help save lives − especially now, as we work to ensure a stable blood supply amid the threat of icy winter weather and severe seasonal illness. Donors of all blood types – particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand.

 

The start of the new year is one of the most challenging times to collect enough blood products, despite the constant demand. One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion – yet only 3% of the public gives blood.

 

Don’t wait until there’s a crisis to donate. To book a time to give blood <or platelets, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma through Jan. 31, 2023, will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona*, including access to day-of, in-stadium pre-game activities, tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 10-13, 2023), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 19-31

Perry

 

Crooksville

1/24/2023: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

1/26/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Junction City Community Building, 300 W. Main St.

 

New Straitsville

1/26/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hope Acts Building, 109 W. Main St.

 

Thornville

1/28/2023: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

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Athens

 

Albany

1/19/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., VFW Post 9893, 3025 Dickson Rd.

 

Athens

1/21/2023: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street

1/24/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

1/26/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Baker Center, 1 Park Place

 

Nelsonville

1/20/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nelsonville York High School, 1 Buckeye Dr.

1/25/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway

 

Stewart

1/26/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Federal Hocking High School, 8461 St Rt 144

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

1/19/2023: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., NewPointe Community Church Coshocton, 23801 C.R. 621

1/25/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

1/27/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coshocton High School, 1205 Cambridge Road

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Guernsey

 

Cambridge

1/21/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 136 E.8th Street

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Licking

 

Granville

1/19/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Denison University, 100 West College

1/31/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway

 

Newark

1/19/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hillview Elementary School, 1927 Horns Hill Road

1/20/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/23/2023: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

1/24/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/27/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

1/27/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 West Main Street

1/31/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

1/27/2023: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

 

Utica

1/19/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Morgan

 

McConnelsville

1/19/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Morgan County Riecker Building, 155 E Main Street

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Muskingum

 

Adamsville

1/23/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adamsville Community Center, 8200 Madison Road

 

Frazeysburg

1/20/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Meadow View Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road

 

New Concord

1/26/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Glenn HS, 13115 John Glenn School Road

 

Roseville

1/27/2023: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Post 71, 74 S. Main Street

 

Zanesville

1/21/2023: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Nazarene, 3095 Maysville Pike

1/23/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

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Noble

 

Caldwell

1/31/2023: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center,  44187 Fairgrounds Rd

 

Sarahsville

1/30/2023: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shenandoah High School, 49346 SR 147

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Perry

 

Crooksville

1/24/2023: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crooksville High School, 4075 Ceramic Drive

 

Junction City

1/26/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Junction City Community Building, 300 W. Main St.

 

New Straitsville

1/26/2023: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hope Acts Building, 109 W. Main St.

 

Thornville

1/28/2023: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge, 44 E. Columbus Street

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.

 

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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