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Blood donations needed as hospitals resume procedures temporarily paused due to COVID-19

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Posted at 1:34 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 13:36:42-04

FORT WAYNE — As hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments after a temporary pause in response to COVID-19, there is an urgent need for blood donations across Indiana.

The American Red Cross says blood donations are needed now to prevent another shortage from happening again.

"In recent weeks, hospital demand for blood products has grown by 30% after sharply declining in early April amid this rapidly changing and complex public health crisis," the American Red Cross stated in an announcement on Wednesday. "At the same time, blood drives continue to be canceled as many businesses and community organizations remain closed. Donors are needed to make and keep scheduled appointments to help meet the current need."

From now through May 31, blood donors can also receive a Red Cross t-shirt by mail, and those who donate between June 1 through June 30 will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email.

"There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus, and the Red Cross urgently needs the help of donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily available for patients," the Red Cross' announcement read.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities throughout Indiana, May 27-June 15:

Boone County

Lebanon

  • 5/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Boone County Sheriff's Office, 1905 Indianapolis Avenue

Whitestown

  • 6/12/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 South Indianapolis Road
  • 6/15/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Boone County Community Blood Drive, 6201 Veterans Drive

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Delaware County

Muncie

  • 5/28/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Glad Tidings Church, 3001 S Burlington Drive

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Hamilton County

Carmel

  • 5/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Harvest Church, 14550 River Road
  • 5/30/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Venture Christian Church, 14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy

Fishers

  • 5/28/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hamilton Hills Church, 10293 East 126th
  • 5/29/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saxony Park, 13256 Saxony Blvd.
  • 6/10/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Netfor, 12115 Visionary Way

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Henry County

Knightstown

  • 6/7/2020: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Christ Fellowship Church, 4833 IN-109

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Madison County

Anderson

  • 5/31/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wesley Free Methodist Church, 3017 W. 8th Street

Elwood

  • 5/29/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Elwood Community Blood Drive, Quincy Lodge #230, 1136 N. Anderson Street

Pendleton

  • 6/1/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fall Creek Christian Church, 1102 W 700 S
  • 6/8/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Pendleton, 225 West State Street

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Marion County

Beech Grove

  • 6/8/2020: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Avenue

Indianapolis

  • 5/28/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church - Banta Campus, 6602 S Harding Street
  • 6/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian
  • 6/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Duke Realty, 8711 River Crossing Blvd.
  • 6/6/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Benjamin Harrison YMCA, 5736 Lee Road
  • 6/15/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., North Willow Farms, 1635 Brewster Road

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Bartholomew County

Hope

  • 6/1/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main Street

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Brown County

Nashville

  • 5/29/2020: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street

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Jennings County

North Vernon

  • 6/5/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tea Creek Baptist Church, 5280 S. Co Rd 300 W.

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Johnson County

Greenwood

  • 6/3/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 W Main Street

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Lawrence County

Bedford

  • 6/2/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1010 22nd Street
  • 6/10/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bedford Middle School, 1501 N St

Mitchell

  • 5/28/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mitchell Church of Christ, 1004 Main Street

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Martin County

Loogootee

  • 6/11/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Loogootee United Methodist Church, 208 W. Main Street

Shoals

  • 6/10/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Shoals Christian Church, 602 N. Main Street

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Monroe County

Bloomington

  • 5/27/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 5/30/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 6/3/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 6/6/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 6/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road
  • 6/10/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • 6/13/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

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Morgan County

Martinsville

  • 6/14/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Christian Church Martinsville, 89 S Main Stree