American Red Cross Seeks More Blood Donations This Summer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Red Cross must collect at least 15,000 blood donations each day in order to treat patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. All blood types are encouraged but especially those with blood type O negative, B negative and A negative. These blood types are usually the first to go and are essential. 

Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with either Rh positive or negative blood. 

Anyone who donates from June 30th – July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood and help save lives, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Adams County:
Monday, July 7 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman St. in Berne. 

Allen Co., Indiana
Tuesday, July 1 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Lowes, 6931 N. Lima Road in Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, July 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Walgreens, 907 Lincoln Hwy West in New Haven.

Wednesday, July 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Midwest America Federal Credit Union, 801 East Tillman Road in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, July 2 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Fort Wayne Nissan, 4909 Lima Rd. in Fort Wayne.

Sunday, July 6 from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road in Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, July 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Preferred Auto Group, 9206 Lima Road in Fort Wayne.

Saturday, July 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Covenant, 10001 Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne.

Saturday, July 12 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 3 River's Festival Fort Wayne, Barr St in Fort Wayne.

Monday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive in Fort Wayne.

Monday, July 14 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 1710 Apple Glen in Fort Wayne.

Monday, July 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St. in Grabil.

Tuesday, July 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Ruan, 3909 Limestone Drive in Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, July 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Coventry Meadows Assisted Living, 7833 West Jefferson Blvd in Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, July 15 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)
Monday and Tuesday:                     11 a.m. – 5 p.m.                 
Wednesday and Thursday:         noon – 6 p.m.
Friday:                                  8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday:                                          8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
        
Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital) 
Monday and Tuesday:              noon – 6 p.m. 
Wednesday:              closed
Thursday through Saturday:       6 a.m. – noon * 
*2nd Thursday of the month:             noon – 6 p.m.

DeKalb County
Tuesday, July 1 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th St. in Auburn.

Tuesday, July 1 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at American Legion Garrett, 515 W. 5th Ave. in Garrett. 

Huntington County
Thursday, July 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at YMCA, 1160 W 500 N in Huntington.

Thursday, July 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Wal-mart, 2800 Walmart Drive in Huntington.

Monday, July 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.

Thursday, July 10 from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, 1500 Grant Street in Huntington.

Sunday, July 13 from 7:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St in Huntington.

Sunday, July 13 from 7:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St in Huntington.

Lagrange County
Monday, July 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Shore Mennonite Church, 7235 W. U.S. 20 in Shipshewana.

Noble County
Monday, July 7 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street in Kendallville.

Friday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, 229 S. State St. in Kendallville.

Friday, July 11 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Rd in Ligonier.

Tuesday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Rd in Ligonier.

Steuben County
Wednesday, July 2 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S SR 327 in Helmer.

Monday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E 200 N in Angola.