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Red Cross urges communities to give blood as winter threat continues

The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to
strengthen the national blood supply. To book a time to give, visit, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Drives Near 45810:

Monday, March 11, 2024
Visiting Nurses & Hospice, 1200 S. Main St., Ada, OH 45810
11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Allen East High School, 9105 Harding Highway, Harrod, OH 45850
8:30 AM - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2024
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 160 North Spring Street, Bluffton, OH 45817
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

People of all blood types – especially type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to ensure blood products are available for hospitals at a moment’s notice.

As February continues, so does the potential for additional weather systems to disrupt blood drives and the ability to provide critical blood products to hospitals. While thousands of donors have answered the call to donate in recent weeks to combat a significant drop in the blood supply, more donors are needed now to ensure the blood supply remains ready for those in need of lifesaving medical procedures.