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Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of hectic holiday weeks | December 7, 2022

Dec. 7, 2022 — As more people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the American Red Cross asks donors to set aside a time to give blood or platelets for patients waiting for care over the holidays. As a thank-you, all who come to give through Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card, thanks to Amazon. Those who come to give Dec. 16-Jan. 2 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.

 

Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of hectic holiday weeks | December 7, 2022

 

Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of hectic holiday weeks

$10 Amazon.com Gift Card or T-shirt for donors this month

 

Dec. 7, 2022 — As more people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the American Red Cross asks donors to set aside a time to give blood or platelets for patients waiting for care over the holidays.

 

Throughout the season, several factors can disrupt the ability of the Red Cross to collect enough blood for patients across the country.

  • Travel: According to a recent study, nearly half of Americans plan to travel over the holidays this year, which may negatively impact the blood supply if fewer people come out to donate.
  • Seasonal illness: The U.S. is seeing a rise in respiratory illnesses like the flu and RSV, which can decrease the availability of healthy donors.
  • Weather: Parts of the country have already seen storms bring several feet of snow this year. Winter weather often leads to hazardous road conditions, canceling blood drives and making it dangerous for donors to venture out to give.

 

It’s important for donors − especially type O blood donors and platelet donors − to give now to ensure hospitals have the blood they need through the end of the year. Schedule an appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

As a thank-you, all who come to give blood through Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon.* Those who come to give Dec. 16-Jan. 2 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 7-31

Perry

 

Junction City

12/31/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

12/23/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Perry Behavioral Health Choices, 112 S. Main St

 

Somerset

12/15/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

12/27/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Somerset United Methodist Church, 139 E. Main St, PO Box

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Athens

 

Albany

12/15/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alexander High School, 6091 Ayers Road

 

Athens

12/14/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

12/14/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive

12/21/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Masonic Lodge, 12 W Carpenter St.

12/22/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

12/28/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Athens County Chapter House, 100 May Ave.

12/30/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens County Chapter, 100 May Ave.

 

Glouster

12/9/2022: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Trimble High School, One Tomcat Drive

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Coshocton

 

Coshocton

12/7/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

12/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High Street

12/21/2022: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Coshocton County Career Center, 115 N. Water Street

12/23/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coshocton Regional Medical Center, 1460 Orange Street

 

Walhonding

12/12/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Castle Church, 32421 US RT 36

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Guernsey

 

Byesville

12/14/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stop Nine Church, 60325 Southgate Road

 

Cambridge

12/9/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., High School, 1401 Deerpath Drive

12/20/2022: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 136 East 8th Street

12/30/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Guernsey County Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Road

 

Lore City

12/9/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buckeye Trail High School, 65555 Wintergreen Rd

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Licking

 

Etna

12/29/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

12/29/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Daybreak Church, 1226 Pike Street

 

Heath

12/8/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St

 

Johnstown

12/12/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johnstown Council Chambers, 599 S. Main St

 

Newark

12/9/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/13/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/14/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Park National  Bank, 50 N. Third Street

12/16/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/20/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., National Guard Armory, 1297 Hollar Lane

12/20/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/21/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., YMCA, 470 West Church Street

12/23/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/24/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Elks Lodge, 73 North Third Street

12/27/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

12/29/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trek Brewing Company, 1486 Granville Rd

12/30/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Licking Blood Donation Center, 1272 West Main Street, Doctors Park Building 5 - South

 

Pataskala

12/22/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Licking County Family YMCA, 355 West Broad Street

12/23/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tri Village Christian Church, 7509 E. Broad St SW

12/30/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Summit Station United Methodist Church, 6626 Summit Rd SW

 

Utica

12/22/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Avenue

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Morgan

 

Malta

12/20/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Malta United Methodist Church Youth Building, 115 Fourth Street

 

McConnelsville

12/8/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive

 

Stockport

12/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stockport United Methodist Church, 3455 Market St.

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Muskingum

 

Norwich

12/28/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., East 40 Church of Christ, 7522 E. Pike

 

Philo

12/30/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Harrison Twp Fire Department, 300 3rd Street

 

Zanesville

12/12/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/15/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/19/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/22/2022: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Park National Lending Center, 505 Market St.

12/23/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/28/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick Street

12/28/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

12/30/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hallowed Hills - Francis Smith Center, 3129 East Pike

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Noble

 

Caldwell

12/22/2022: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center,  44187 Fairgrounds Rd

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Perry

 

Junction City

12/31/2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 110 Logan St.

 

New Lexington

12/23/2022: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Perry Behavioral Health Choices, 112 S. Main St

 

Somerset

12/15/2022: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Somerset American Legion, 107 East Gay St.

12/27/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Somerset United Methodist Church, 139 E. Main St, PO Box

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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