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Red Cross issues emergency blood call out in Indiana

Less than a two-day supply left for type 'O' blood
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Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 18:42:26-04

FORT WAYNE — The American Red Cross has issued emergency blood and platelet call outs as they face continued challenges in finding new blood donors following a "difficult" holiday weekend.

Last week, around 450 fewer blood drives were organized due to July 4, which led to about 17,000 fewer blood donations than the American Red Cross receives in a typical week. Now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types — and less than a two-day amount for type 'O' blood. A five-day supply is a typical protocol for the Red Cross.

Over the next few weeks, the Red Cross has added about 8,000 additional blood drives to accommodate more donors.

Donors of all types, especially type 'O,' are urged to make an appointment using the Blood Donor App, or going to RedCrossBlood.org. Donors can also call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

Here are blood donation opportunities scheduled (by county) from July 9 through July 31:

Hendricks County

  • July 26: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Claddagh - Plainfield, 2539 Perry Crossing Way Suite 150, Suite 150

Henry County

  • July 20: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Henry County YMCA, 300 Wittenbraker Ave

Madison County

  • July 19: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle
  • July 29: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, 5009 S Scatterfield Road

Marion County

  • July 10: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Belcan, 5420 W. Southern Ave #400
  • July 12: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., IndyStar, 130 S. Meridian Street
  • July 13: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street
  • July 18: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St.
  • July 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Duke Realty, 600 E 96th St
  • July 31: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Salesforce - Capitol Avenue, 433 North Capital Avenue

Randolph County

  • July 26: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Financial Bank, 201 S Main St.

Wayne County

  • July 25: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richmond Senior Community Center, 1600 S. 2nd Street

Bartholomew County

  • July 9: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bartholomew County Library, 536 5th Street
  • July 10: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Culver's, 90 Johnson Blvd.
  • July 26: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street
  • July 26: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street

Brown County

  • July 25: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street

Jennings County

  • July 11: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Jennings County High School, 800 West Walnut Street
  • July 15: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 240 Poplar
  • July 19: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Walmart, 2380 N State Highway 3

Johnson County

  • July 11: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Walmart, 2125 North Morton
  • July 9: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Walmart Greenwood, 1133 N. Emerson Rd
  • July 18: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Johnson County Library, 424 S. Tower Dr

Lawrence County

  • July 19: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lawrence County Fair, 11265 US Hwy 50 W
  • July 24: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mitchell Church of Christ, 1004 Main Street

Monroe County

  • July 10: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • July 10: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road
  • July 13: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • July 17: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • July 20: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • July 24: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • July 27: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
  • July 29: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave
  • July 31: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

Morgan County

  • July 21: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Christian Church Martinsville, 89 S Main Street
  • July 23: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Core Fitness Club, 149 E High Street

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