Red Cross urges community to give blood for Trauma Awareness Month

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WISH) – In honor of May being Trauma Awareness Month, the American Red Cross is asking the community to give blood or platelets.

According to a release, the blood or platelets donated will be given to trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.

The Red Cross said they provide blood to approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide, including 80 hospitals in Indiana.

“It’s the blood products on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency,” said Rodney Wilson, communications manager of the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. “When seconds matter, having a readily available blood supply is critical to trauma patient care.”

Those with type O negative blood and type AB plasma are encouraged to donate as often as they are eligible. The Red Cross said they are asking for type O negative blood and type AB plasma because they can be given to patients with any blood type.

Here are upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Benton County:

  •  Fowler –  4/27/2016: Fowler United Methodist Church, 908 E. 12th Street, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Blackford County 

  • Hartford City – 5/13/2016: Church of the Nazarene of Hartford City, 1402 W Water Street, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Montpelier – 5/18/2016: Civic Center, 339 S Main Street, 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

Carroll County

  • Flora – 5/26/2016: Flora United Methodist Church, 107 E. Main St., 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cass County

  • Logansport – 5/5/2016: Franklin Elementary, 410 W. Miami Avenue,  2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Logansport – 5/14/2016: American Legion Post 60, 828 Burlington Avenue, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Logansport – 5/16/2016: Elks Lodge 66, 1100 N 3rd Street, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Logansport – 5/26/2016: Logansport Mall, 3900 E. Market Street, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Twelve Mile – 5/4/2016: Twelve Mile Community Building, 8030 E SR 16,  2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Delaware County

  • Muncie – 5/2/2016: Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Muncie – 5/17/2016: YMCA Northwest, 3500 N. Chadam Lane,  3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fulton County

  • Akron – 5/26/2016: Akron United Methodist Church, 121 North Mishawaka, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fulton – 5/4/2016: Caston High School, (Hwy 25) Box 128, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Rochester – 5/12/2016: Rochester High School, #1 Zebra Lane, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Rochester – 5/13/2016: Talma Community Building, 6873 N SR 25, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Rochester – 5/24/2016: St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1310 Main St., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grant County

  • Marion – 5/25/2016: Vectren, 3242 S. Nebraska Street, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hancock County

  • Greenfield – 5/6/2016: Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLC, Five Courthouse Plaza, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Henry County

  • Knightstown – 5/10/2016: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Center Christian Church, 9112  N. 50 W.,  4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Middletown – 5/27/2016: Miller’s Merry Manor, 981 Beechwood Ave., 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Howard County 

  • Greentown – 5/2/2016: First United Methodist Church Greentown, 127 S Meridian, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 4/26/2016: St. Vincent Hospital, 1907 W Sycamore, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 5/3/2016: Christ Lutheran Church, 3401 S Dixon Rd., 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 5/10/2016: St. Vincent Hospital, 1907 W Sycamore, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 5/14/2016: First Friends Meeting, 1801 Zartman, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 5/24/2016: St. Vincent Hospital, 1907 W Sycamore, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 5/24/2016: Crossroads Community Church – Kokomo, 4254 S 00 EW Road, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 5/28/2016: Bethany Fellowship School, 600E 5169N, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Jay County

  • Portland – 4/30/2016: Jay County Hospital Health & Education Fair, 2071 West SR 67, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Madison County

  • Anderson – 5/7/2016: Anderson Speedway, 1311 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Marion County

  • Indianapolis –  4/26/2016: Taylor Courtyard, 801 West Michigan Street, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Indianapolis- 5/2/2016: Center for Inquiry at School 84, 440 E 57 Street,  2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Miami County

  • Bunker Hill – 5/4/2016: Maconaquah High School, 256 East 800 South, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Denver – 4/26/2016: North Miami High School, 570 East CR 900 North, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Denver – 5/23/2016: First Baptist Church of Denver, 111 N Yorick, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Peru – 4/29/2016: Peru High School, 401 N. Broadway,  7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Peru – 5/10/2016: Domino’s Pizza, 419 N. Broadway,  3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Montgomery County

  • Crawfordsville – 5/6/2016: Hoosier Heartland State Bank, 1661 US 231 S, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Darlington – 5/9/2016: Darlington United Methodist Church, 201 Harrison Street, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Randolph County

  • Union City – 4/27/2016: North Side Elementary School, 905 North Plum Street, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tippecanoe County

  • Lafayette – 4/29/2016: IU Health Arnett Hospital, 5165 McCarty Lane, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Lafayette – 5/12/2016: Bauer Family Resources, 330 Fountain Street, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Lafayette – 5/25/2016: Faith Church, 5572 Mercy Way, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.,

Wabash County

  • North Manchester – 5/26/2016: Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Urbana – 5/11/2016: Urbana Community Center, 16 E. Half Street, 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wabash – 5/17/2016: First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St., 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wabash – 5/24/2016: Wabash County YMCA, 500 S. Cass Street, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wabash – 5/27/2016: Wabash Parkview Hospital, 710 N. East St., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

White County 

  • Monon – 5/5/2016: Monon Civic Center, 400 North Market Street, 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wolcott – 5/12/2016: Tri County High School, 11298 West 100 South, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

In addition, donors of all blood types are still needed. Blood donation appointments can be scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

 

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