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January AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES

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Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to help the American Red Cross maintain the blood supply. Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for a pandemic or winter weather. No matter your blood type, you’re somebody’s type. This is the perfect month to make a heartwarming gesture and donate blood. Amazon is thanking donors Feb. 1st-28th with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card by email. Restrictions apply. Additional information and details are available at rcblood.org/together. 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 through January 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 through  January 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.

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

Friday January 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

FEBRUARY BLOOD DRIVES

Monday February 1, 1:00pm-6:00pm – South Central Ohio Chapter – Chillicothe Lions Club. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: LionsChillicothe

Saturday February 6, 9:00am-2:00pm – Frankfort Community, Masonic Lodge, 23 W. Springfield Street. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: FrankfortCommunity

Monday February 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm –  Christian Life Tabernacle – Fellowship Hall. To schedule an appointment call Dian Smith at (740)773-6044, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: CLTabernacle

Wednesday February 17, 8:30am-1:30pm – Zane Trace High School Gymnasium. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: ZaneTraceHS

Thursday February 18, 8:30am-12:30pm – Paint Valley High School Gymnasium. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: PVHS

Friday February 19, 9:00am-3:00pm – Adena Regional Medical Center, PACCAR Center. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: AdenaRegionalMC

Friday February 26, 11:00am-5:00pm – South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

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

December American Red Cross Blood Drives

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Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to keep the blood supply stable over the holidays. Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, and the COVID19 pandemic may further impact donations. Give blood and be the lifeline patients need. Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for the holidays or a pandemic. There aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. You can help by encouraging others to sign up to donate blood. Below are the blood drives that are open to the public in December.

  • South Central Chapter House – Drive Sponsored by Unioto High School Senior Hannah Notestine

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors ages 16-24

Tuesday December 1st,2:00pm-8:00pm

To schedule an appointment call Hannah Notestine at (740)656-2456, email h.notestine2021@gmail.com, or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: LSLUnioto

  • Bainbridge Community – American Legion Hall

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors ages 16-24

Friday December 11th,2:00pm-7:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: Bainbridge

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors ages 16-24

Tuesday December 15th, 11:00am-5:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Friday December 18th, 9:30am-3:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • Christian Life Tabernacle – Fellowship Hall

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Monday December 21, 1:00pm-6:00pm

To schedule an appointment call Dian Smith at (740)773-6044, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: CLTabernacle

  • iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash – Drive held at South Central Ohio Chapter

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Tuesday December 29th, 1:00pm-6:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: iHeartMEDIA

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church – 221 E. Main Street

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Wednesday December 30th, 12:30pm-5:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: TBC

American Red Cross Blood Drives For November

Presented by McDonald’s, I’m Lovin’ It!

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 continues 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.

The American Red Cross continues to experience a decline in scheduled educational blood drives this fall due to COVID-19 drive cancellations. To help encourage and provide incentive for youth donors to donate blood, any donor, ages 16-24, who comes to give blood Oct. 17 – Dec. 17, 2020 will automatically receive a $10 e-gift card, by email. 

Below are the blood drives that are open to the public in November.

HERITAGE NAZARENE CHURCH – Multi-Purpose Room

ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $5 ROOSTERS COUPON!

Monday November 2nd                

2:00pm-7:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: HNC

SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO CHAPTER HOUSE – Friedman Donor Room

ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $5 AMAZON GIFT

Friday November 6th                

11:00am-5:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: Roberta

SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO CHAPTER HOUSE – Friedman Donor Room

Friday November 13th               

9:30am-3:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

FRANKFORT COMMUNITY – Masonic Lodge, 23 W. Springfield St.

Saturday November 14th           

9:00am-2:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: FrankfortCommunity

LIONS CLUB CHILLICOTHE – Drive held at the Red Cross South Central Ohio Chapter House

Monday November 23rd             

1:00pm-6:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: LionsChillicothe

SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO CHAPTER HOUSE – Friedman Donor Room

Friday November 27th              

11:00am-5:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

Special Report: Red Cross Needs Disaster Relief Volunteers

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The Central and Southern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers for Disaster Relief.

Marita Salkowski, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Region notes, even though America is in a pandemic, disasters aren’t taking time off.

Such disasters locally include flooding, home fires and tornados, while Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteers respond to such tragedies locally, they’re also sent to other parts of the country to assist relief with other events such as earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires.

Salkowski says the pandemic has added extra stress on the need for volunteers because of expanding shelter space for social distancing. There’s a special need for licensed volunteers in the medical field, doctors, nurses and EMTs. Volunteers are asked for a two week long commitment.

Any one can volunteer by visiting www.redcross.org and clicking the Volunteer tab.

(Photos submitted by the American Red Cross)

Volunteers Needed for American Red Cross Disaster Services

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The need for volunteers for American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts. The Red Cross says its experiencing increased needs due to predictions of a more active than normal hurricane season and the complexities of COVID-19.  

Becky Dungee, a Volunteer Recruitment Specialist with the ARC serving South Central Ohio, says “Ohio is a support region for large-scale disasters like hurricanes and wildfires – support because we do not experience these disasters in our area but we are great at helping across the country when they do happen.”  

Dungee explains the urgent need is for several reasons: 
 
It appears that Florida is in the path of Isaias. Current models show it will strike Florida late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and remain over the State for a day or two.  
 
Responses are already underway in Texas as a result of Hurricane Hanna and we also had sheltering in Hawaii due to Douglas with smaller responses in other places 
 
Covid-19 has stopped many of our regular volunteers who respond from participating due to their age or other health conditions  
 
Because of Covid-19 and safety guidelines shelter capacities have been decreased so we have to open more shelters to accommodate clients – opening more shelters means we need more volunteers. 

A Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer organizes packets of items for distributing to those in need. Photo provided by the American Red Cross

Dungee adds the current urgent needs are for Shelter Associates – volunteers to help set up and run shelters and Health Services Associates – medical volunteers to help clients and monitor conditions. “These volunteers (Health Services) must have a current license, for example Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedics, etc.” 
 
American Red Cross deployments last for two weeks and volunteers are asked to commit to at least one deployment between now and the end of 2020. 

For more information, contact Dungee at rebecca.dungee@redcross.org

(Photos provided by the American Red Cross) 

Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteers measure for social distancing in a relief shelter. Photo provided by the American Red Cross