Wednesday, 08 December 2021 04:42

Red Cross: Blood Supply Levels "Historically Low" Ahead of the Holiday Season Featured

Written by
Red Cross: Blood Supply Levels "Historically Low" Ahead of the Holiday Season The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is reporting its blood supply is at "historically low levels" as we head into the holiday season.

 

According to a release from the Northern Ohio Region of the Red Cross, they are at a point where some patient that are relying on tranfusions may not receive the blood that they need: "Busy holiday schedules, breaks from school and winter weather all contribute to a drop in blood and platelet donations this time of year. Those factors, combined with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, make it vital for donors to make an appointment to give as soon as possible."

Anyone looking for an opportunity to donate blood can visit RedCrossBlood.org or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app to their smart phone. As an extra incentive, the Red Cross is offering a free, long-sleeved T-shirt for those who donate between December 17th and January 2nd, while supplies last. 

Below is a list of donation opportunities, including a list of upcoming blood drives in and around Summit County: 
 

Summit Blood Donation Center 501 W. Market St., Akron Sundays, Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 2021-APL-0900

Medina County

Brunswick 12/29/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Comfort Suites Brunswick, 1464 Town Center BLVD Hinckley
12/19/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hinkley Fire Old Station, 1410 Ridge Road Lodi
12/20/2021: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 114 Church Street Medina
12/23/2021: 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road
12/28/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Root Candles, 640 W. Liberty St. 

Portage County:

Aurora
12/23/2021: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Aurora Fire Dept, 65 W. Pioneer Trail

Ravenna
12/17/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Reed Memorial Library Ravenna, 167 E Main St.
12/27/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, 6847 N. Chestnut Street Rootstown
12/30/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4022 State Route 44

Stark County

Alliance
12/23/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Alliance Elks Lodge No 467, 606 Glamorgan

Canal Fulton
12/17/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Northwest Senior Center, 853 Locust Street SE Massillon
12/28/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jackson Township Fire Department, 7383 Fulton Drive NW

North Canton
12/29/2021: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Aultman North Canton Medical Group, 6046 Whipple Avenue NW,

Uniontown
12/17/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Rd. 12/30/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lake Community YMCA, 428 King Church Ave SW

Summit County

Cuyahoga Falls 12/21/2021: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street

Macedonia
12/23/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 9080 Shepard Road

Northfield
12/28/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., VFW Post 6768, 8584 Olde Eight Road

Stow
12/30/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North, 4300 Allen Road

Tallmadge

12/29/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E. Howe Rd

Twinsburg
12/28/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cleveland Clinic Family Health & Surgery Center Twinsburg, 8701 Darrow Rd

Read 660 times Last modified on Wednesday, 08 December 2021 04:55