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Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on March 03, 2021 with No Comments

Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help can’t wait.

Extreme winter weather has forced the cancellation of hundreds of Red Cross blood drives in about 30 states and caused more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected.

To help ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted, individuals are urged to make appointments to donate in the coming days and weeks by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Here are upcoming Red Cross blood donation opportunities, listed by county, through March 15.

 La Porte County

 La Porte

March 8: noon – 6 p.m., First Church of God, 2020 East Lincolnway

March 11: noon – 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 907 Michigan Ave

March 12: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Northwest Health Laporte, 1007 W. Lincolnway

March 5: noon – 5:00 p.m., American Legion, 107 N. Flynn Rd

Lake County

Crown Point

March 4: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Life Well, 7037 East 117th Ave

March 4: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Matthias Church, 101 W Burrell Drive

Merrillville

March 4: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 E. 83rd Ave

March 6: 8:00 a.m. – noon, Merrillville Blood Donation Center

March 7: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Merrillville Donation Center

March 8: noon – 5:00 p.m., Merrillville Blood Donation Center

March 11: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Merrillville Donation Center

March 14: noon – 5:00 p.m., Southlake Mall, 2109 Southlake Mall

March 15: noon – 5:00 p.m., Merrillville Blood Donation Center

Schererville

March 15: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., St. John Township Community Center, 1515 Lincoln Highway

Porter County

Chesterton

March 4: noon – 6:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E. 1100 N

 Valparaiso

March 6: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Washington Evangelical Free Church, 3805 LaPorte Avenue

March 7: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Culver’s, 2101 LaPorte Ave

March 8: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., American Legion Post #502, 429 CR 750 N

March 9: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3401 N. Valparaiso Street

March 10: 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., YMCA Valparaiso, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Dr.

March 15: 1:00 – 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila, 1604 East Lincolnway

 

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