American Red Cross provides options for holiday giving

By on December 8, 2013

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News release from the American Red Cross:

Season of giving lasts for a lifetime
American Red Cross provides options for holiday giving

(December 3, 2013) – Food. Shelter. Comfort. Hope.

In a season filled with giving, there’s a multitude of ways you can give back to your community through your American Red Cross.

“The gift you give today will be there for the patient needing blood, the family needing shelter, or the child who needs a hug and a blanket,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “Your gifts of time, blood or money can help save the day down the street, across the country and around the world.”

As a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster and to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. As part of that mission, the Red Cross also provides about half of the nation’s blood supply through voluntary blood donations.

Volunteers are always needed, Red Cross officials say, to work in areas related to disaster relief, health and safety, and providing emergency communications to military members and their families. Volunteers are also needed to coordinate and sponsor blood drives or simply roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets. People can help, too, by sharing motivational stories about their experiences with the Red Cross—either through the organization’s web site, or by joining the conversation on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

“You’re needed in whatever ways you chose to give,” said Whitman. “Not a day goes by that we don’t hear from the people, families, and communities who benefit from your kindness.”

To learn more about blood and platelet donation, find a blood drive near you or schedule a donation appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org. For information on other ways you can give back to your community this holiday season and beyond, visit redcross.org/gifts or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

UPCOMING AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES IN YOUR AREA:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Remax Results, located at 8101 Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne.
  • Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Arden Companies, located at 3510 Piper Drive in Fort Wayne.
  • Friday, Dec. 20, from noon until 5 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Communities in the Training Room, located at 1615 Vance Ave. in Fort Wayne.
  • Monday, Dec. 23, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the gymnasium, located at 10700 Aboite Center Road in Fort Wayne.
  • Friday, Dec. 27, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in the Meeting Room, located at 4700 Vance Ave. in Fort Wayne. Come to donate and get a 2 ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts® coffee and a coupon for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee.
  • Monday, Dec. 30, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall, located at 800 Green St. in New Haven. Come to donate and get a 2 ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts® coffee and a coupon for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee.
  • Monday, Dec. 30, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Parkview Hospital in the Pach Room, located at 2200 Randallia in Fort Wayne. Come to donate and get a 2 ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts® coffee and a coupon for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee.
  • Monday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Walmart, located at 7502 Southtown Crossing in Fort Wayne. Come to donate and get a 2 ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts® coffee and a coupon for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee.
  • Monday, Dec. 30, from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Walmart, located at 10105 Lima Road in Fort Wayne. Come to donate and get a 2 ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts® coffee and a coupon for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee.

 

Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)

Traditional whole blood or double red cell donation:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Platelet pheresis donation (call 1-800-589-8127 or 260-480-8299 to schedule a platelet donation):

  • Monday: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – noon
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)

Traditional whole blood or platelet pheresis donation:

  • Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday through Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon *
  • * 2nd Thursday of the month: noon – 6 p.m.

 

How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana and Ohio), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. Platelet donors should also be aspirin-free for 48 hours.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org.

 

 

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