FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Indiana Blood Center says there's an urgent need for blood donations and they're center is unable to meet the supply for hospital orders because of low donations.
But this is normal for this time of year. Lucy Wehking says about one-third of their mobile donations come from education-based drives, so the summer time is typically slower.
Potential donors need to be in good health, weigh at least 116 pounds and be over the age 16 with parental consent. The American Red Cross has two locations in Fort Wayne that takes donations: Lutheran Hospital and on California Road in north Fort Wayne.
Potential donors need to be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be over the age of 17, but you can be 16 years old if you're given permission by a parent.
The American Red Cross has two locations in Fort Wayne that takes donations:
American Red Cross Lutheran Hospital Donor Center
7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
Thursday* through Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
*2nd Thursday of the month: noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. – noon for platelet donations only
American Red Cross Fort Wayne Donor Center
1212 E. California Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Traditional Whole Blood or Double Red Cell Donation Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.