Red Cross asking blood donors to help maintain supplies as severe weather, flu disrupt donations

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Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

In 2018, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. And, widespread flu across the U.S. has resulted in lower turnout at blood drives.

Blood and platelet donations are needed in the coming days to help replenish the blood supply and ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Donors can help even more patients when they invite a loved one, friend or co-worker to give with them.

Make an appointment to donate this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming Kentucky blood donation opportunities Feb. 16-28

Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Road, Fisherville
2/21/2018: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St., Louisville
2/15/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/16/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/17/2018: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2/18/2018: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2/19/2018: noon – 6:45 p.m.
2/20/2018: noon – 7 p.m.
2/21/2018: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
2/22/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/23/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/24/2018: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2/25/2018: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2/26/2018: noon – 6:45 p.m.
2/27/2018: noon – 7 p.m.
2/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville
2/15/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/16/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/17/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/18/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/19/2018: noon – 7 p.m.
2/20/2018: noon – 7 p.m.
2/21/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2/22/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/23/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/24/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/25/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2/26/2018: noon – 7 p.m.
2/27/2018: noon – 7 p.m.
2/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville
2/15/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Culver’s, 11801 Interchange Drive, Louisville
2/15/2018: 2 – 7 p.m.

Joshua Tabernacle Baptist Church, 426 S. 15th St., Louisville
2/17/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, Louisville
2/18/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Epiphany Catholic Church, Church of Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville
2/19/2018: 2 – 7 p.m.

UPS Air Group Building, 1400 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville
2/21/2018: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UPS Brokerage, 1930 Bishop Lane, Louisville
2/23/2018: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ormsby Three, 10200 Forest Green Blvd., Louisville
2/23/2018: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Okolona Church of Christ, 6105 Outer Loop, Louisville
2/25/2018: noon – 4 p.m.

Zaxby’s, 10715 Dixie Hwy., Louisville
2/26/2018: 2 – 7 p.m.

Zaxby’s’S, 5025 Mud Lane, Louisville
2/26/2018: 2 – 8 p.m.

Whitefield Academy, 7711 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville
2/27/2018: noon – 6 p.m.

St. Stephen Lutheran, 5903 Bardstown Road, Louisville
2/27/2018: 3 – 7 p.m.

Jefferson Community & Technical College, 109 E. Broadway, Louisville
2/28/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

From American Red Cross

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