January Blood Drives in Ross County

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Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to keep the blood supply stable. Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, and the COVID-19 pandemic may further impact donations. Every donation can give a hospital patient something to be extra thankful for this year. The Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. As part of this effort, plasma from standard blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions.

January is National Blood Donor Month, the perfect time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to help the Red Cross maintain the blood supply. Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for a pandemic, seasonal illnesses or winter weather. The Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. As part of this effort, plasma from standard blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. There aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. You can help by encouraging others to sign up to donate blood.

Donors who come to give January 1st-31st will automatically be entered for a chance to win an exciting 2022 Super Bowl LVI getaway in LA for them and a guest! The package will include two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 4th to Feb. 7th, 2022), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.

As an extra thank you from the Red Cross, donors who come to give  January 1st-20th, 2021, will also be automatically entered to win the Big Game at Home package so their household can enjoy an awesome viewing experience safely at home this year.** The package will include a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun. *Terms apply, visit RedCrossBlood.org/SuperBowl.

Below are the blood drives that are open to the public in January. Thursday January 7, 12pm-5pm – St. Mary’s Catholic Church – drive will be held at the South Central Ohio Chapter. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: StMarysFLC

Friday January 8, 15 & 29, 9:30am-3:30pm – South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

Tuesday January 19,  2pm-8pm – Adena Elementary School – Drive being held at Masonic Lodge located at 23 W. Springfield Street. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: AdenaES

Friday January 22, 11am-5pm – South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: SCOC