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Red Cross alert: Blood donations needed in Central Indiana

Flu season likely to increase demand
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Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:37:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The American Red Cross says the need for blood donations in Central Indiana will increase as we move into flu season.

The organization is urging healthy people of all blood types to to make a donation so the supply will not run short as the country braces for the flu season in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Red Cross is encouraging flu shots, because blood can only be given by those who are feeling well. A severe flu season could create additional blood supply challenges.

There is no waiting period to give blood or platelets after receiving a flu shot as long as the donor is symptom-free and fever-free.

An appointment to make a donation can be done by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

In thanks for donating, the Red Cross will send those who come to give between October 15 and November 11 a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Plus, those who come to give in October are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card.

Here are some upcoming blood donor events:

Marion County
10/24/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Phoenix Theater, 705 N Illinois Street

10/28/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian

10/29/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian

10/30/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., IU Health Methodist Hospital, 1701 Senate Blvd.

11/2/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Meridian Street UMC, 5500 North Meridian Street

11/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian

11/6/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hays & Sons, 800 E Thompson Rd

11/11/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian

11/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, 6102 Boy Scout Road

11/12/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, 6102 Boy Scout Road

Hamilton County
Carmel
11/5/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., 502 East Event Centre, 502 East Carmel Drive

11/12/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Harvest Church, 14550 River Road

Fishers
11/12/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Billericay Park Multi-Purpose Community Building, 12690 Promise Road

Noblesville
10/25/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Noblesville Antique Mall, 20 N 9th St

Delaware County
Muncie
10/27/2020: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., YMCA Downtown, 500 S Mulberry Street

11/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Delaware County Fairgrounds, 1210 N. Wheeling Ave.

Hendricks County
Plainfield
10/22/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Shops @ Perry Crossing, 2420 City Center Way

10/28/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Plainfield Christian Church, 800 N. Dan Jones Road

Henry County
Knightstown
11/8/2020: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Christ Fellowship Church, 4833 IN-109

Madison County
Anderson
11/6/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Madison Park Church of God, 6607 Providence Drive

Lapel
11/10/2020: 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lapel High School, 1850 South 900 W

Putnam County
Greencastle
10/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Putnam County Public Library, 103 East Poplar Street

Bartholomew County
Columbus
10/26/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Commons, 300 Washington Street

11/7/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4850 W. Goeller Road

11/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Christian Church/Youth Center, 531 5th St

Brown County
Nashville
10/26/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street

11/4/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 East State Road 46

Decatur County
Westport
10/31/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Venue on Three, 107 W Underwood

Johnson County
Greenwood
11/1/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Our Lady of Greenwood, 335 South Meridian Street

Whiteland
10/29/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Grace Assembly of God, 6822 N US 31

Monroe County
Bloomington
10/22/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave

10/28/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bloomington Community RSMO, 401 North Morton Street

10/28/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave

11/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bloomington Community RSMO, 401 North Morton Street

11/9/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave

11/11/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bloomington Community RSMO, 401 North Morton Street

11/11/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2222 E 3rd St

11/14/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Grace Baptist Church - Bloomington, 2320 N Smith Pike

Morgan County
Camby
10/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lifeline Baptist Church, 13387 N Slideoff Road

Martinsville
11/15/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Christian Church Martinsville, 89 S Main Street

Owen County
Spencer
10/29/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Owen County Fairgrounds, 364 S East St

11/12/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Owen County Fairgrounds, 364 S East St