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Blood Shortage Continues; Red Cross Needs Donors Now

14 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, American Red Cross

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now.

Currently, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants and elective surgeries. More…


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Blood Banks Warn Of ‘Severely Declining’ Blood Supply

21 Mar , 2020  

by Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Blood banks are growing increasingly worried about a looming shortfall in the nation’s blood supplyThey say coronavirus-driven cancelations and closures at major blood drive sites — universities, high schools, and large employers — are threatening a shortage down the line.

As the infected population in Ohio continues to grow, the restricted blood supply represents another wave to crash in weeks to come as the strain on hospital beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment mounts. In Ohio, 532 American Red Cross blood drives have been canceled due to the pandemic, leading to an estimated 15,506 pints of uncollected blood, according to Christy Peters, communications manager for the organization in northeastern Ohio. More…

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Blood Drive Sponsored By Area Agency On Aging

25 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has announced that there will be a blood drive on Monday, August 21st from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The blood drive will take place at the Hawkins Corner Building located at 2131 Park Avenue West, Suite 300 in Ontario. Hawkins Corner is located on the RCT bus route. More…


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Special Blood Drive At Clear Fork

19 Apr , 2017  

The community is invited to give blood in memory of Josh Blauser at a special American Red Cross blood drive Monday, May 1, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Clear Fork High School in Bellville. More…