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March 16, 2014

Community happenings: Red Cross blood drives

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to Tracy Fox, Communications Manager for the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others, including patients at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

On average, the American Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Cass County

• From noon to 6 p.m. April 3 at the Logansport Mall in the Community Room, located at 3900 E. Market St., Logansport.

• From 12:30 to 5 p.m. April 8 at Galveston United Methodist Church in the gym, located at 515 S. Maple St., Galveston.

Fulton County

• From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 at St. Joseph Parish Hall in the Hall, located at 1310 Main St., Rochester.

• From noon to 4 p.m. April 4 at Life Care Center in the lobby, located at 827 W. 13th St., Rochester.

Carroll County

• From 1 to 6 pm. April 15 at Burlington Community Park located at E. Fifth St., Burlington.

How to donate blood

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 consent 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.

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