Red Cross urges donations in 2016


Staff report



Upcoming donation opportunities in Richland County:

Butler

Jan. 11- 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Butler Clear Fork Adult Center, 20 W Henry St.

Feb. 5- 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., Mohican Wood Products, 20460 Nunda

Mansfield

Jan. 11- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 11- 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mansfield Engineered Components, 1776 Harrington Memorial

Jan. 13- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Peter’s High School, 104 West First Street

Jan. 13- 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 18- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 19- 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Madison High School, 600 Esley Lane

Jan. 20- 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Eisenhower Center, 1760 University Drive

Jan. 20- 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 22- 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Church of God, 1756 Park Avenue West

Jan. 23- 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lowe’s, 940 N. Lexington Springmill Road

Jan. 25- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 26- 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Richland Bank, 3 N. Main St.

Jan. 27- 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Feb. 1- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Feb. 2- 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Ave West

Feb. 3- 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Feb. 6- 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richland Co. Young Marines, 1201 Park Ave. West

Shelby

Jan. 13- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., VFW Post 291, 238 North Gamble (Rt. 61)

Jan. 15- 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., OhioHealth, 199 West Main Street

Feb.5- 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pioneer Career & Tech Center, 27 Ryan Rd

The American Red Cross encourages the community to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply in the new year, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month.

Britton Lund made her first blood donation as a high school student. Though it was easy and she knew her type O negative blood was in high demand, she only gave sporadically over the next 10 years. Then, her sister was diagnosed with brain cancer, motivating Lund to become a regular donor. “I will continue to give until they tell me I can’t anymore,” she said. “It is a quick, easy way to make a difference.”

National Blood Donor Month highlights the importance of volunteer blood and platelet donors like Lund and their impact on patient healthcare. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter – one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. Severe winter weather may result in canceled blood drives, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can cause donors to be temporarily unable to give.

Blood donors of all types are needed to maintain a sufficient supply. Eligible donors with types O, B negative and A negative blood are encouraged to donate double red cells where available. During a double red cell donation, two units of red cells are collected while most of the plasma and platelets are returned to the donor.

To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Staff report

Upcoming donation opportunities in Richland County:

Butler

Jan. 11- 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Butler Clear Fork Adult Center, 20 W Henry St.

Feb. 5- 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mohican Wood Products, 20460 Nunda

Mansfield

Jan. 11- 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 11- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mansfield Engineered Components, 1776 Harrington Memorial

Jan. 13- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Peter’s High School, 104 West First Street

Jan. 13- 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 18- 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 19- 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Madison High School, 600 Esley Lane

Jan. 20- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Eisenhower Center, 1760 University Drive

Jan. 20- 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 22- 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Church of God, 1756 Park Avenue West

Jan. 23- 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lowe’s, 940 N. Lexington Springmill Road

Jan. 25- 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Jan. 26- 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Richland Bank, 3 N. Main St.

Jan. 27- 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Feb. 1- 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Feb. 2- 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Ave West

Feb. 3- 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 39 N Park Street

Feb. 6- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Richland Co. Young Marines, 1201 Park Ave. West

Shelby

Jan. 13- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., VFW Post 291, 238 North Gamble (Rt. 61)

Jan. 15- 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., OhioHealth, 199 West Main Street

Feb.5- 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pioneer Career & Tech Center, 27 Ryan Rd