Idalia has forced the cancellation of more than a dozen blood drives and donation centers, resulting in hundreds of blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. The need for blood is constant, and the Red Cross is already experiencing a concerning shortfall in donations.
Those in unaffected areas are urged to make and keep blood donation appointments to ensure we can meet the needs of patients whenever and wherever they arise.
Blood drives in our area that can help locally and also in hurricane relief are:
Tuesday, 9/12, at Batemantown Methodist Church from 2-7
Wednesday, 9/13, at Fredericktown HS from 8-2 Thursday, 9/14, at Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church from 1:30-6:30
Thursday, 9/14, at Knox Community Hospital from 12-5
Friday, 9/15, at East Knox HS from 8-1
Friday, 9/15, at Glenn A Gallagher Centre at Ohio Eastern Star from 12-5
Thursday, 9/21, at Moose lodge in Mount Vernon from 10-4
Tuesday, 9/26, at Gay Street UMC from 1-6
Friday, 9/29, at Mount Vernon Grand Hotel from 12-5
Saturday, 9/30, at Mount Vernon Grand Hotel from 9-2
Donors this month will receive a sticker and a BOGO offer for a free ticket to select Columbus Blue Jackets games, plus entry to several prize packages provided by the CBJ, plus an e-coupon for a free haircut at SportClips and be entered to win a Nascar prize package!
Donors from 9/1-9/18 will also receive a free Labor day Red Cross T-shirt and as a special bonus, all presenting donors from 9/20-10/18 will be entered to WIN two tickets to the OSU vs. Penn State game on Oct. 21st!