LIMA – There will be a blood donation opportunity from 1 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16 at the American Red Cross Allen County Chapter Hall, 610 S. Collett St., Lima.
Patients rely on blood donors as shortage continues
Donors who answered the call for help from November 1-12 took part to win an epic trip; receive a $ 10 Amazon.com gift card from November 1 to 23
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (October 26, 2021) – As Thanksgiving and the holidays approach, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue making and meeting appointments now and in the weeks to come to help overcome blood shortage emergency that has significantly impacted the country’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen at this time of year in over a decade.
Since the declaration of an urgent need for donors last month, thousands of people have flocked to Red Cross blood drives across the country to roll up their sleeves and help patients who rely on life-saving transfusions. The Red Cross is incredibly grateful for the kindness and generosity of these blood donors, but hospital demand remains strong. At least 10,000 additional donations are needed each week over the next several weeks to meet patient needs ahead of the next holiday season, which always presents seasonal challenges for blood drive.
Donors are asked to make an appointment now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) .
In honor of the new I Know What You Did Last Summer series, those who donate November 1-12, 2021 will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video. * The trip will transport you where the series was filmed and includes round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodation for nine nights, meals, a $ 1,000 gift card for travel expenses and transportation with stops from Honolulu to Maui. Plus, those who donate November 1-23 will receive a $ 10 Amazon.com gift card * by email, courtesy of Amazon. **
Safety of blood drives
Every Red Cross blood drive and donation center meets the highest standards of safety and infection control, and extra precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of their immunization status – have been implemented to help protect the health of everyone present. Donors are requested to make an appointment before arriving at the drive.