Recovery 2011 Blood Drive Sponsors Recognized by the American Red Cross

March 25, 2011

With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period concluded March 5, and it is with great appreciation that the Red Cross recognized the following hosting organizations for their exceptional efforts in a USA Today advertisement on Thursday, March 17.

Illinois Kentucky (continued)
House of Prayer, Albion North American Stainless, Carrollton
Allendale Community Center, Allendale Walmart, Carrollton
VFW Post 3851, Carmi Jim Beam Brands, Clermont
Fairfield High School, Fairfield Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Crestwood
Frontier Community College, Fairfield St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Crestwood
First Baptist Church, Harrisburg Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown
Golden Rule Insurance, Lawrenceburg Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown
Mt. Carmel High School, Mount Carmel Walmart, Elizabethtown
  Ft. Knox, Fort Knox
Indiana Centralized Lab, Frankfort
AMVETS Post 2000, Bloomington Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort
Indiana University Blood Drive, Bloomington Georgetown College, Georgetown
Indiana University Beta Theta Pi, Bloomington Coral Hill Baptist, Glasgow
Indiana University Ashton Residence Center, Bloomington Glasgow First United Methodist Church, Glasgow
Indiana University Collins Residence Center, Bloomington Western Kentucky University, Glasgow
Indiana University Forest Residence Center, Bloomington Greensburg United Methodist Church, Greensburg
Indiana University Teter Residence Hall, Bloomington Walmart, Harrodsburg
Indiana University Wright Residence Center, Bloomington Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Henderson
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington Henderson Community College, Henderson
St. Mary's Warrick Hospital, Boonville Holy Name Church, Henderson
Cummins Midrange Engine, Columbus Presbyterian Church, Henderson
Indiana University Purdue University, Columbus Zion Baptist Church, Henderson
Rightway Fastners, Columbus Hodgenville Woman's Club, Hodgenville
Harrison County Hospital, Corydon LaGrange Community Center, LaGrange
Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church, Corydon Walmart, La Grange
Walmart, Corydon Walmart, La Grange
Oakhill Baptist Church, Evansville Farmers National Bank, Lebanon
Red Spot Paint and Varnish, Evansville Walmart, Lebanon
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Evansville All About Kids, Louisville
Sterling Boiler & Mechanical, Inc., Evansville Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Louisville
Walmart – West, Evansville Bethany United Church of Christ, Louisville
American Legion Hall, Ferdinand Brown Mackie College, Louisville
Cornerstone Community Church, Floyds Knobs Culver's, Louisville
Highlander Point Center, Floyds Knobs CWA and AT&T Pioneers, Louisville
Lambda Chi Alpha Franklin College, Franklin Department of Community Based Services, Louisville
Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, Greencastle Fern Creek Fire Department, Louisville
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Haubstadt Ford KTP, Louisville
Moose Lodge 1175, Jasper GE Customer Service Center, Louisville
Clark County Special Event, Jeffersonville Hazelwood Center, Louisville
St. Philip Catholic Church, Mount Vernon Hilliard Lyons-PNC, Louisville
Brown County YMCA, Nashville Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Louisville
Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany Home of the Innocents, Louisville
Grace Lutheran Church, New Albany Immanuel United Church of Christ, Louisville
Prosser School of Technology, New Albany J. Graham Brown School, Louisville
Samtec, New Albany Jefferson Community and Technical College Southwest, Louisville
Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital, New Albany Kentucky Trailer, Louisville
Alcoa Warrick Operations, Newburgh Kindred Support Center, Louisville
Newburgh United Methodist Church, Newburgh Kroger, Louisville
Jennings County High School, North Vernon LG&E Cane Run Facility, Louisville
Duke Energy, Owensville LG&E KU, Louisville
Palmyra United Methodist Church, Palmyra Louisville Urban League, Louisville
Vuteq Corporation, Princeton Mary Queen of Peace, Louisville
Kimball Furniture Group, Salem Meidinger Tower, Louisville
Kimberlin Creek Baptist, Scottsburg Middletown Seventh-day Adventist Church, Louisville
National Guard Armory, Scottsburg Orr Corporation, Louisville
Walmart, Scottsburg Owl Creek Community Association, Louisville
Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg Paul Mitchell School, Louisville
St. Paul Catholic Church, Sellersburg Presbyterian Church USA, Louisville
Aisin USA Manufacturing, Seymour Shawnee Lodge 830, Louisville
First Baptist Church, Seymour Southwest Regional Library, Louisville
Walmart, Seymour St. Albert the Great, Louisville
Crane, Shoals St. Athanasius, Louisville
Shoals Baptist Church, Shoals St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Louisville
Owen County Family YMCA, Spencer St. Matthews Episcopal, Louisville
Lincoln Quad, Terre Haute St. Peter the Apostle Catholic, Louisville
Vincennes University, Vincennes University of Louisville, Louisville
St. Wendel Catholic School, Wadesville UPS Brokerage Day, Louisville
Free Methodist Church, Washington UPS National Turnpike, Louisville
Perdue Farms, Washington ValuMarket, Louisville
  Yum! Brands YCC, Louisville
Kentucky Kroger, Mt. Washington
American Fuji Seal, Bardstown St. Francis Xavier Church, Mt. Washington
American Legion Hall, Bardstown Munfordville Baptist Church, Munfordville
Heaven Hill Distillery, Bardstown PBI Bank, Munfordville
Kroger, Bardstown New Castle Christian Church, New Castle
Nelson County High School, Bardstown New Haven Rolling Fork Fire, New Haven
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co., Bardstown St. John United Methodist Church, Prospect
Walmart, Bardstown Jefferson Community and Technical College, Shelbyville
Boston School, Boston Walmart, Shelbyville
Jim Beam Booker Noe Plant, Boston Zaxby's Restaurant, Shelbyville
St. John the Apostle, Brandenburg JOM Pharmaceutical Services Inc., Shepherdsville
VFW Post 11404, Brandenburg Whitney Young Job Corp., Simpsonville
Edmonson County High School, Brownsville Springfield Baptist, Springfield
YMCA of Oldham County, Buckner  

Thanks to these organizations and those who donated at the drives, as well as many other blood drive hosts and donors, the blood supply is currently sufficient. But the need for blood is constant. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. All blood types are needed, especially type O negative, to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. 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 age (16 with parental permission in some states), 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. 

About the American Red Cross

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.