Thousands of additional donations needed to replenish Red Cross Blood Supply

Oct. 12, 2023 — Since announcing a national blood and platelet shortage a month ago, thousands of
donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to help rebuild the American Red Cross blood and
platelet supply. As that generosity continues, the Red Cross is working around-the-clock to ensure
patients have access to lifesaving transfusions and must collect 10,000 additional blood and
platelet donations – over and above expectations – each week over the next month to sufficiently
meet hospital needs. Donors of all blood types are urged to book a time to give now, especially those
with type O blood or those giving platelets.
Don’t wait – patients are counting on critical care this fall. To make an appointment, use the Red
Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
To encourage more blood and platelet donations, the Red Cross is offering new incentives to donors over
the next month. All who come to give Oct. 21-Nov. 9 will receive a $10 gift card by email to a restaurant
merchant of their choice to enjoy lunch on the Red Cross. They’ll also be automatically entered to win a
$5,000 gift card. There will be three lucky winners – one chosen at random each week. Details are
available at RedCrossBlood.org/Lunch.
Flu and COVID-19 vaccines don’t affect donor eligibility
As cold and flu season quickly approaches, the Red Cross is reminding donors that they can still give
blood or platelets after receiving a flu vaccine, so long as they are feeling healthy and well on the day of
their donation. Likewise, there is no deferral or wait time for those receiving the updated COVID-19
vaccine.

Delaware
Delaware
10/13/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Mingo Park, 500 East Lincoln Ave
10/15/2023: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/16/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/17/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/18/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Delaware Community YMCA, 1121 South Houk Road
10/18/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/22/2023: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/23/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Delaware Community YMCA, 1121 South Houk Road
10/23/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/24/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Delaware County Rutherford B. Hayes Service Building, 145 N.
Union Street
10/24/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/25/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/26/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Delaware Community YMCA, 1121 South Houk Road
10/29/2023: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/30/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
10/31/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
11/1/2023: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbus State Community College, 5100 Cornerstone Drive
11/1/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
11/5/2023: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
11/6/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
11/7/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
11/8/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Delaware Blood Donor Center, 380 Hills-Miller Rd
11/9/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William Street
Lewis Center
10/14/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/15/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/16/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/17/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue,
Oak Creek Building
10/18/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue,
Oak Creek Building
10/19/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/21/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/22/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building

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10/23/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/24/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue,
Oak Creek Building
10/25/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bellpoint Community Church, 4771 OH-257
10/25/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue,
Oak Creek Building
10/26/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/27/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 15 Rockcreek Dr
10/28/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/29/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/30/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ohio Wesleyan University, 40 Rowland Avenue
10/30/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
10/31/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue,
Oak Creek Building
11/1/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/2/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/4/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/5/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/6/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/7/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/8/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
11/9/2023: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Polaris Blood Donation Center, 1327 Cameron Avenue, Oak
Creek Building
Powell
10/19/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3924 Home Road
10/26/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3924 Home Road
11/1/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of LDS-Powell, 450 N. Liberty Street
Sunbury
10/13/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road
10/14/2023: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunbury Christian Church, 870 Admiral Dr
Westerville
10/23/2023: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus, 300 Polaris Parkway
11/8/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Keller Williams Realty, 550 Polaris Pkwy

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