Give blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

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FORT WAYNE (April 3, 2019) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring.

Nearly half of the public knows someone who has been helped by a blood transfusion. For many volunteer blood donors, like Gail Wright, that personal connection serves as inspiration to give.

Wright’s brother was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in 1982 and needed several blood transfusions during his four-month recovery. She lived over 120 miles away at the time. Unable to be near him, she decided she could help by donating blood. Wright has continued to donate and recently completed her 11th gallon of donated blood – 88 lifesaving blood donations.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and the Red Cross salutes the volunteer blood and platelet donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission. While donors of all blood types are needed, the Red Cross currently has a severe shortage of type O blood donations and urges type O donors to give now.

Make an appointment to help save lives now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

HBO and Red Cross invite Game of Thrones fans to Bleed #ForTheThrone

To celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the American Red Cross have partnered to encourage fans and donors to show their bravery and valor by bleeding #ForTheThrone. Many answered the call to give earlier this year, and much like the show, embarking on its final season, the fight for the living isn’t over.

Those who come to donate by April 30 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Terms and conditions apply and are available at RedCrossBlood.org/HBOGameofThrones.* Additionally, all presenting donors April 11-30, 2019, will receive a commemorative Bleed For The Throne poster, while supplies** last, and automatically be entered in the above-mentioned sweepstakes.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Adams County

Decatur

4/8/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe St

4/19/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Avenue

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Allen County

Fort Wayne

4/3/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/4/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/4/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/5/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/5/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/6/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/6/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/7/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/7/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/7/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Charles Catholic Church/School, 4910 Trier Rd

4/8/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/9/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/9/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/10/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/11/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/11/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/11/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road

4/12/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/12/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/13/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/13/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/14/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/14/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/14/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dashmesh Sikh Gurudwara, 15020 Illinois Road

4/15/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/15/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/16/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/16/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/17/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/18/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/18/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/19/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/19/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/20/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/20/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/21/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/21/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/22/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/23/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/24/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/25/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/25/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Parkview Hospital, 2200 Randallia

4/25/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/25/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., University of St. Francis – Hutzell Athletic Center, 2701 Spring Street (Leesburg Road)

4/26/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/26/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/27/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/27/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/28/2019: 7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/28/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., New Covenant Worship Center, 3420 E Paulding Road

4/29/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

4/29/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7710 East State Blvd.

4/30/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

4/30/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

New Haven

4/8/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Hwy. East

Woodburn

4/24/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Woodburn Lutheran School, 4502 State Road 101

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De Kalb County

Auburn

4/20/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Auburn Cord Duesenberg, 1600 South Wayne Street

Waterloo

4/28/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., St. Michael The Archangel Parish, 1098 County Road 39

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Huntington County

Huntington

4/13/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Moose Lodge 837, 390 Frontage Road

4/15/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

4/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Huntington University, 2303 College Ave.

Roanoke

4/23/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 E CR 900 North

Warren

4/25/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St.

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Jay County

Bryant

4/23/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bryant Wesleyan Church, 209 S. Hendricks Street

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Noble County

Albion

4/12/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 605 East Main St.

Avilla

4/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Presence Sacred Heart Home, 515 North Main Street

4/16/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School, 232 N. Main St.

Kendallville

4/6/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Jansen Family Dentistry, 230 S. Main Street

4/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street

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Steuben County

Angola

4/3/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trine University, 619 Maumee Street

4/8/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street

Fremont

4/17/2019: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 355 E State Rd 120

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Wells County

Bluffton

4/19/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 South Main St.

Ossian

4/27/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Norwell High School, 1100 East US 224

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Whitley County

Churubusco

4/4/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 9251 E SR 205

Columbia City

4/30/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., United Methodist Church, 605 North Forest Parkway