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Emergency Call for Blood Donors issued by the American Red Cross

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The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood donors as donations were down nearly 10 percent nationwide in the month of June.

Red Cross officials say they have had 50-thousand fewer donations than expected which means less blood available for those patients in need of it.

June is one of the most challenging months for donations because of people are adjusting to their summer schedules and schools are out of session.

 High school and college blood drives represent 20 percent of donations during the school year which leaves the summer months hurting for donors. 

They are encouraging types 0-negative, B-negative and A-negative to donate as O-negative is the universal blood type and type A and B-negative can be transfused to rh positive and negative patients.

The Red Cross is urging people to find the next blood drive day in your community to help ensure the is an adequate blood supply all summer long.


Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

  • Thursday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Eagles 471 in the Community Room, located at 1600 E. Fifth St. in Delphos. 
  • Sunday, July 14, from 8 a.m. until noon at Lima Community Church of the Nazarene in the Journey Building, Room 403, located at 2945 N. Cole Road in Lima.
  • Tuesday, July 16, from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Allen County Chapter House, located at 610 S. Collett St. in Lima. 
  • Thursday, July 18, from noon until 6 p.m. at the American Legion in the Hall, located at 200 S. Broadway in Spencerville. 
  • Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Layman Feed and Lawn, located at 705 E. Main St. in Elida.
  • Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. until noon at Cridersville United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, located at 105 Shawnee Road in Cridersville. 
  • Wednesday, July 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Ohio State University Lima/Rhodes State College in the Recreation Room, located at 4240 Campus Drive in Lima.
  • Wednesday, July 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the University of Northwestern Ohio at the 200 Building, located at 1450 N. Cable Road in Lima. 
  • Thursday, July 25, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Forest Park United Methodist Church, located at 315 S. Collins Ave. in Lima.
  • Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center in the Conference Room, located at 718 W. Market St. in Lima.


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