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Give blood during National Volunteer Month

Published: April 2, 2017 12:01 AM
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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients.

Nearly 2.8 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them.

Bill Parr has been donating blood for more than 30 years. "I think it's one of the most rewarding things you can do, knowing that such a simple act can have such a positive impact on another human being in a time of need," he said.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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DONATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SUMMIT COUNTY

 

TALLMADGE

April 3 -- 1 to 6 p.m., Northwest Avenue Church of Christ, 737 Northwest Ave.

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April 8 -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tallmadge Recreation Center, 46 N. Munroe Road

 

STOW

April 3 -- 1 to 7 p.m., Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road

 

CUYAHOGA FALLS

April 1 -- 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Natatorium, 2345 4th St.

April 13 -- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Natatorium, 2345 4th St.

April 14 -- 1 to 6 p.m., Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd St.

 

GREEN

April 4 -- 2 to 7 p.m., City of Green Fire Department, 4200 Massillon Road

 

NORTHFIELD

April 7 -- 1 to 7 p.m., St Barnabas Parish, 9451 Brandywine Road

 

NORTON

April 10 -- 1 to 7 p.m., Grace Church Norton Campus, 3970 Cleveland-Massillon Road

 

RICHFIELD

April 12 -- 1 to 6 p.m., United Church of Christ, 4340 Streetsboro Road

 

BARBERTON

April 12 -- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Summa Barberton Hospital, 155 Fifth St., NE

 

AKRON

April 1 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 2 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 3 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 4 -- 1:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 5 -- 1:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 6 -- 1:15 to 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 7 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 7 -- 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Community Learning Center, 80 Brittain Road

April 7 -- 1 to 7 p.m., Nativity Catholic Church, 2425 Myersville Road

April 8 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 8 -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Springfield Presbyterian Church, 671 Canton Road (Route 91)

April 9 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 10 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 10 -- 1 to 6 p.m., Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive

April 11 -- 1:15 to 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 12 -- 1:15 to 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 13 -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., John F. Seiberling Akron Federal Building, 2 South Main St.

April 13 -- 1:15 to 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 14 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

April 15 -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market St.

 

HOW TO HELP

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of agein most states(16 with parental consentwhere allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.


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