TODAY IS Wednesday September 20th
Blood Donation Opportunities Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 2017
Saturday Sep 16, 2017 12:00am - Saturday Oct 14, 2017
• Albion, IN

As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

Hurricane Irma has forced the cancellation of dozens of Red Cross blood drives in the Southeast, resulting in more than 2,100 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Natural disasters like hurricanes can disrupt blood drives and prevent donors from giving, but hospital patients still depend on lifesaving transfusions. Volunteer blood donors are the only source for blood products needed by hospital patients.

Individuals in parts of the country unaffected by Hurricane Irma are encouraged to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply. All blood types are currently needed. Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and use RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device at

As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood through Sept. 30, 2017, will receive a coupon for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. More information is available at

10/3/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East 7th St.

9/18/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street
10/11/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., South Side Elementary, 1350 Sherman Street

9/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sonlight Community Church, 455 N Gerald Lett Avenue
10/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street

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