Red Cross says 3 extra donors are needed at blood drives in August

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August 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

As the Summer winds down, the hustle and bustle of families falling back into school work and routines will begin. The American Red Cross is taking this time to remind eligible donors to add “Help Save Lives” to their list of activities. Officials say at least three extra donors are needed at all August blood drives, above what’s currently expected. The donors are critically needed in order for the Red Cross to readily meet hospital and patient needs this month, and into the coming Fall.

While eligible donors can give blood every 56 days, the average donor gives blood less than two-times per year. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org, to make an appointment, or for more information. All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or two other forms of identification are needed at check-in. Donors must be 17-years of age or older (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110-pounds, and be in generally good health.

Here’s a list of the upcoming blood donation opportunities in the KJAN listening area:

ADAIR COUNTY –

8/22/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Orient-Macksburg High School, 201 School Street, Orient 

CARROLL COUNTY-

8/29/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Carrollton Inn, Highway 71 North, Carroll 

CASS COUNTY-

8/16/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Central Church of Christ, 1008 First Street, Griswold 

8/23/2012, 11:00 am- 4:00 pm, Wesley Heritage House, 1200 Brookridge Circle, Atlantic 

FREMONT COUNTY-

8/23/2012, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Sidney High School, 2754 Knox Rd, Sidney 

HARRISON COUNTY-

8/22/2012, 7:30 am- 1:30 pm, Woodbine Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Woodbine 

MILLS COUNTY-

8/20/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 512 2nd St., Glenwood

8/23/2012, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, East Mills High School, 1501 E. 15th St., Malvern 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY-

8/22/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Stanton Firestation, 205 Broad Ave, Stanton

8/24/2012, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Montgomery County Hospital, 2301 Eastern Ave, Red Oak

 PAGE COUNTY -

8/28/2012, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Essex High School, 111 Forbes St., Essex 

8/29/2012, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Clarinda Academy, 1820 North 16th Street, Clarinda 

8/30/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 322 N 16th, Clarinda 

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY -

8/19/2012, 7:00 am-12:30 pm, Community of Christ, 140 Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs; 9:30 am- 2:30 pm, First Assembly of God, 3320 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs 

8/20/2012, 12:30 pm- 6:15 pm, Loess Hills Chapter Donation Center, 705 North 16 Street, Council Bluffs 

8/21/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Loess Hills Chapter Donation Center, 705 North 16 Street, Council Bluffs

8/27/2012, 6:30 am-12:30 pm, Loess Hills Chapter Donation Center, 705 North 16 Street, Council Bluffs; 12:30 pm- 6:30 pm, Loess Hills Chapter Donation Center, 705 North 16 Street, Council Bluffs. 

8/28/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Loess Hills Chapter Donation Center, 705 North 16 Street, Council Bluffs 

8/30/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Dewitt Community Building, 404 Potter Street, Macedonia 

8/31/2012, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, First National Bank – CB, 3815 Denmark Drive, Council Bluffs 

SHELBY COUNTY-

8/23/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Portsmouth Community Center, 4th Avenue, Portsmouth 

TAYLOR COUNTY-

8/21/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, American Legion Hall, 106 W. Ohio, Lenox 

UNION COUNTY-

8/20/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 N Sumner, Creston.