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Red Cross asks for blood donations this spring

The American Red Cross is having a Spring blood drive!

Community members can donate blood to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.

Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O, A negative and B negative.

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, up to six times a year, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year.

When/Where:

Elkhart County

Elkhart

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1123 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen, IN 46526

Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 7 am - 12:30 pm

Monday, April 18, 12-5 pm

Tuesday April 19 12-5 pm

Wednesday April 20, 12-5 pm

Fridays April 22,29, May 6, 7 am - 12:30 pm

Mondays, April 25, May 2 12-5:30 pm

Tuesdays April 26, May 3, 12-5:30 pm

Wednesday April 27, May 4, 12-5:30 pm

Monday April 18, 3-7 pm, New Hope United Methodist Church, 28765 County Road 4, Goshen

Wednesday May 4, 12-5 pm, Bethany Christian School, 2904 S. Main St., Goshen

Middlebury

Monday April 18, 12-6 pm, First Mennonite Church, 203 E. Lawrence

Tuesday April 19, 9 am - 3 pm, Northridge High School, 56779 Northridge Dr.

Nappanee

Tuesday April 26, 12-6 pm, Nappanee Missionary Church, 70417 S.R. 19 North

Jasper County

Demotte

Wednesday April 27, 1-6 pm, Keener Township Emergency Services, 321 15th Street SE

Kosciusko County

Etna Green

Wednesday May 4, 12-5 pm, Etna Green United Methodist Church, 131 West Broadway Street

North Webster

Tuesday April 26, 1-6 pm, North Webster Community Center, 301 North Main Street

Syracuse

Saturday April 30, 10 am - 2 pm, Syracuse Community Center, 1013 N Long Drive

Warsaw

Saturday April 23, 8 am - 1 pm, YMCA, 1305 Mariners Drive

La Porte County

La Porte

Sunday April 17, 9 am - 1 pm, Parish Center, 201 Bach Street

Monday April 25, 7 am - 1 pm, IU Health LaPorte Hospital, 1007 W. Lincolnway

Tuesday April 26, 2-7 pm, YMCA, 901 Michigan Avenue

Friday April 29, 8 am - 2 pm and 2-6 pm, LaPorte High School, 602 F Street

Saturday April 30, 9 am - 2:30 pm, IBEW 531, 2751 North Old State Road 39

Michigan City

Wednesday April 27, 8 am - 1:30 pm, Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City, 301 West Homer Street

Tuesday May 3, 12-6 pm, St. John's United Church of Christ, 101 St. John Road

Westville

Tuesday April 26, 2:30-6:30 pm, Westville High School, 207 E. Valparaiso

Lagrange County

Topeka

Tuesday April 19, 11 am - 5 pm, Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St.

Lake County

Crown Point

Thursday May 5, 12:30-6:30 pm, St. Matthias Church, 101 Burell Drive

Gary

Monday May 2, 11 am - 4 pm, Methodist Hospital Northlake, 600 Grant St

Hammond

Tuesday April 19, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Purdue Calumet Student Union Library, 2200 169th Street

Saturday April 23, 2- 6 pm, St. Casimir Church, 4340 Johnson Ave

Highland

Tuesday May 3, 1:30-6:30 pm, Highland Parks & Recreation Center, 2450 Lincoln Street

Hobart

Monday April 25, 2:30-6:30 pm, Hobart Community Center, 111 E Old Ridge Road

Merrillville

Saturday April 16, 8 am - 12 pm, Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

Sunday April 17, 9 am - 1:30 pm, St. Andrew the Apostle, 801 W 73rd Avenue

Monday April 18, 12-5 pm, Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

Monday April 25, 12-5 pm, Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

Monday May 2, 7-11 am and 11 am - 4 pm, Methodist Hospital Inc Southlake Campus, 8701 Broadway

Monday May 2, 12-5 pm, Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

Saturday May 7, 8 am - 12 pm, Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

Munster

Sunday April 24, 8:45 am - 12:45 pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8601 Harrison Street

Schererville

Monday April 18, 1-6 pm, St. John Township Community Center, 1515 Lincoln Highway

Marshall County

Bremen

Wednesday April 20, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm, St. Isidore Hall, 803 W. Bike St.

Culver

Thursday May 5, 11 am - 5 pm, Culver High School, 701 School St.

Plymouth

Thursday April 21, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm, Knights of Columbus, 901 East Jefferson St.

Saturday April 30, 8 am - 1 pm, Lincoln Junior High School, 220 N. Liberty Street

Newton County

Kentland

Monday April 25, 8 am - 12:30 pm, South Newton High School, 13102 S 50 E

Porter County

Chesterton

Thursday April 28, 9 am - 1 pm, Chesterton Health and Emergency Center, 770 Indian Boundary Road

Thursday April 28. 12-6 pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E. 1100 N

Monday May 2, 3:30-7:30 pm, Bailly Elementary, 800 S 5th Street

Hebron

Tuesday May 3, 3:30-7 pm, Porter Lakes Elementary School, 208 S. 725 W.

Kouts

Thursday April 21, 2-7 pm, Hopewell Mennonite Church, 805 N Main Street

Wednesday May 4, 8 am - 1 pm, Kouts High School, 302 East College Ave

Portage

Saturday May 7, 9 am - 2 pm, Bluebird Tattoo, 6230 Central Ave

Valparaiso

Saturday April 16, 10 am - 12:30 pm, Harley-Davidson, 1151 US Hwy 30

Saturday April 16, 2:30-4:30 pm, Walmart Valparaiso, 2400 Morthland Dr

Friday April 29, 12-4 pm, Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson Street

Monday May 2, 12-5 pm, Calvary Church, 1325 East Evans

Wednesday May 4, 4-7:30 pm, Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 N Washington Street

Thursday May 5, 3-7 pm, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 505 Bullseye Lake Road

Saturday May 7, 9 am - 12:30 pm, Boys & Girls Club of Porter County - Valparaiso, 354 Jefferson St.

St Joseph County

Mishawaka

Wednesday April 20, 11 am - 4:30 pm, Weikamp Athletic Center, 1001 W. McKinley

Notre Dame

Wednesday April 20, 2-6 pm, University of Notre Dame Stepan Center, Notre Dame University

South Bend

Monday April 25, 12:30-5 pm, Indiana University, 1825 Northside Blvd.

Walkerton

Wednesday May 4, 1-5 pm, Lincoln Township Community Building, 3098 S. 800 East (Fish Lake)

Starke County

Knox

Tuesday May 3, 12:30-6 pm, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Heaton Street

Friday May 6, 8:15 am - 1:15 pm, Knox Community High School, #1 Redskin Trail

North Judson

Thursday May 5, 1-5:30 pm, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 810 W. Talmer

Price: Free

How to donate blood

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

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.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive.

To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

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