Red Cross blood drives canceled due to weather Jan. 6, 2014
DATE: January 6, 2014
Red Cross blood drives canceled due to weather
Some drives still open
On Monday, January 6, winter weather forced a number of scheduled Red Cross blood drives to be canceled, with a few locations still open for blood donation. See complete lists of open and closed Jan. 6 blood drives below:
Closed Blood Drives on Jan. 6:
- Rushville Lions Club
- Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Zanesville
- Basic Systems Inc., Cambridge
- Dublin Baptist Church, Dublin
- Transportation Research Center, East Liberty
- Jay Plastics, Mansfield
- Westerville Community Center
- Union Co. YMCA, Marysville
- LA Fitness, Gahanna
- Ohio EPA, Logan
- Johns Family Community Drive, Lancaster
- Richland Donor Center, Mansfield
- Westbelt Donor Center, Hilliard
Open Blood Drives on Jan 6:
- One Columbus, Columbus, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Mac Tools, Westerville, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Stoneridge Donor Center, Gahanna, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Polaris Donor Center, Lewis Center, Noon – 6 p.m.
- Nationwide Donor Center, downtown Columbus, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Donors are welcome to walk into these drives or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to check on an appointment availability.
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information. If you are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height) and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
About the American Red Cross
The Central Ohio Blood Services Region serves 27 counties, and needs 800 blood donors each day to meet patient needs in 41 hospitals. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.