Help tackle the need by giving blood with the Red Cross

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

Published on September 01, 2021 with No Comments

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As fall approaches, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help end the ongoing critical need for blood and kick off the season with a blood donation. The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure lifesaving transfusions are on the sidelines for those who rely on them. 

The Red Cross is concerned that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant and a potentially active hurricane season may further challenge the ability to collect and meet hospital demand. In recent weeks, the Red Cross has seen blood donor turnout decline by nearly 10% while hospital demand continues to outpace donations. This decline is believed to be due to multiple reasons, including the continued effects of the pandemic on blood drive cancellations and donor availability as well as back-to-school preparations for many families.

As a thank-you, those who come to give Sept. 3 – Sept. 7 will receive a new, 16-ounce Red Cross campfire mug, while supplies last. 

Patients are relying on the kindness of blood and platelet donors for their continued treatment. Schedule an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting wwwRedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information and requirements. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities through Sept. 15

La Porte County

Michigan City

Sept 7: from 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 St. John Road

Lake County

Merrillville – Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

Sept. 4: from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., 

Sept. 4: from 12 to 5:00 p.m.

Porter County

Chesterton

Sept 12: from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Liberty Bible Church, 824 North Calumet Avenue

Portage

Sept 12: from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Real Life Community Church, 3134 Swanson Road

Valparaiso

Sept 4: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Washington Evangelical Free Church, 3805 LaPorte Avenue

Sept 9: from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Brookdale Valparaiso, 2601 Valparaiso St

Sept.10: from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd         

Sept. 15: from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m., Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 N Washington Street

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