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American Red Cross: Donate blood, get a $5 Target gift card

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 12:22:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A few weeks after issuing an emergency call for blood donations, the American Red Cross is still facing a shortage.

As an incentive to give blood, people who donate from July 26-Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target gift card.

Donors with all types of blood are urgently needed. Through May and June, there were 61,000 fewer donations than needed.

After the emergency call earlier in the month, the Red Cross saw a 30 percent increase in blood donation appointments, but more is still needed.

“The blood supply is like a cell phone battery, it constantly needs recharging,” said Rodney Wilson, communications manager of the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the Red Cross. “We sincerely appreciate those who have responded to the call to help save lives and encourage those who haven’t to consider rolling up a sleeve and give the gift of life. It only takes about an hour but can mean a lifetime for patients.” 

The Indiana Blood Center experienced a similar shortage in early July. 

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Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 25-Aug. 26:

Boone County

Lebanon
8/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Bane-Welker Equipment, 1300 100 S

Zionsville
8/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 6701 S. 775 East
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Delaware County

Muncie
7/27/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., YMCA Northwest, 3500 N. Chadam Lane
8/10/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., YMCA Downtown, 500 S Mulberry Street
8/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue
8/23/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue
8/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue
8/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pruis Hall, McKinley Avenue
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Hamilton County

Carmel
8/12/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hazel Dell Christian Church, 14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy

Fishers
7/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fishers YMCA, 9012 East 126th Street
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Hendricks County

Plainfield
8/19/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sprint, 2663 East Main Street
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Madison County

Anderson
7/25/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, 5009 S Scatterfield Road

Pendleton
8/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, 9310 S SR 67
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Marion County

Indianapolis
7/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., IU Health University Hospital, 550 University Blvd
8/4/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Penske Automotive Group, 4140 East 96th St
8/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Jordan YMCA, 8400 Westfield Blvd
8/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Franklin Central High School, 6215 South Franklin Road
8/8/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Irsay Family YMCA, 430 S. Alabama Street
8/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fort Benjamin Harrison Community, 8950 Otis Avenue
8/23/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Rd.
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Putnam County

Greencastle
8/14/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Putnam County Public Library, 103 East Poplar Street
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Wayne County

Richmond
8/15/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Meridian Health Services, 630 East Main Street
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Bartholomew County

Columbus
7/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Christian Church, 531 Fifth street
7/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
8/1/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Columbus Moose Family Center, 330 8th Street
8/4/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
8/11/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
8/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street
8/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
8/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbus North High School, 1400 25th Street
8/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La QUINTA, 101 Carrie Lane
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Brown County

Nashville
7/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street
8/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 East State Road 46
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Clay County

Brazil
8/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Clay County YMCA, 225 E Kruzan Street
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Jennings County

North Vernon
8/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tea Creek Baptist Church, 5280 S. Co Rd 300 W.
8/11/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Walmart, 2380 N State Highway 3
8/15/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 515 Buckeye Street
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Johnson County

Edinburgh
8/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Atterbury Job Corps Center, 1025A Hospital Rd.

Franklin
8/13/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Johnson County Armory - HHC 219, 325 Minute Man Way

Greenwood
8/1/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Johnson County Library White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd.
8/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., One Click Ventures, 1300 Windhorst Way, Suite A

Trafalgar
7/27/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Indian Creek Middle School, 803 West Indian Creek Drive
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Lawrence County

Bedford
7/31/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road
8/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1010 22nd Street
8/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Indiana University Health Bedford, 2900 W. 16th Street
8/22/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Walmart, 3200 John Williams Blvd.
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Martin County

Loogootee
8/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Loogootee United Methodist Church, 208 W. Main Street

Shoals
8/9/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Shoals Christian Church, 602 N. Main Street
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Monroe County

Bloomington
7/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
7/27/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
7/29/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/2/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/3/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/5/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/7/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Indiana University Health Bloomington, 601 West Second Street
8/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/12/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/12/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., City of Bloomington, 401 N. Morton, Suite 210
8/16/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/17/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/19/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/23/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
8/24/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Indiana University Wright Residence Center, 501 N. Jordan Avenue
8/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
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Owen County

Spencer
8/15/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Connection A Community Church, 371 W. State Highway 46
8/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Owen County Family YMCA, 1111 W. State Highway 46
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Rush County

Rushville
7/25/2017: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Rush County Circuit Court, 101 E. 2nd Street
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Shelby County

Shelbyville
8/8/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Shelbyville Community Church, 720 North 325 East
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Vigo County

Terre Haute
8/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Union Hospital, 1606 North 7th  Street
8/26/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Vigo County YMCA, 951 Dresser Drive