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Red Cross has urgent need for blood donors following July 4

Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for both blood and platelet donors following a “difficult” holiday week that has left the organization with less than a three-day supply of most blood types.

The Red Cross says it is facing a blood shortage. According to the organization, about 450 fewer blood drivers were organized during the holiday week than during a typical week, which led to 17,000 fewer blood donations than required for patients.

To combat the shortage, the Red Cross has added about 8,000 additional appointments at blood donation centers and community blood drives.

Upcoming local blood donation opportunities July 9-31:

Elkhart County

Bristol

  • 7/9/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 411 W. Vistula Street
  • 7/11/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bristol Public Library, 505 West Vistula Street

Elkhart

  • 7/15/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Northside Baptist Church, 53198 C.R. 9
  • 7/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 405 W Beardsley

Goshen

  • 7/9/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/12/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/13/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/14/2019: 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/15/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/16/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/17/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pleasant View Church, 58529 CR 23
  • 7/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 22045 C.R.18
  • 7/19/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/20/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/21/2019: 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/22/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/23/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/24/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/26/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/27/2019: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/28/2019: 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/30/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana
  • 7/31/2019: 12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana

New Paris

  • 7/16/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunnyside Park, 68546 S. Clinton

Fulton County

Rochester

  • 7/18/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Woodlawn Hospital, 1400 E. Ninth St.

Kosciusko County

Syracuse

  • 7/11/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S Huntington

Warsaw

  • 7/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Center Lake Pavilion, 117 Canal St.
  • 7/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Culver's, 852 N Parker Street
  • 7/24/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coldwell Banker Warsaw, 455 West 250 North

LaPorte County

La Porte

  • 7/16/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 907 Michigan Ave
  • 7/22/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Anytime Fitness LaPorte, 59 Pine Lake Ave
  • 7/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Golden Living Center, 1700 "I" Street
  • 7/26/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Laporte Hospital, 1007 W. Lincolnway
  • 7/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Indiana Department of Transportation, 315 East Boyd
  • 7/31/2019: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., St. Peter Church, 1101 Michigan Ave

Michigan City

  • 7/12/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 East 4th Street
  • 7/30/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church & School, 818 Franklin Street

Rolling Prairie

  • 7/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. John Kanty, 7012 North 600 East

Westville

  • 7/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Family Life Center, 154 Main Street

Lagrange County

Lagrange

  • 7/29/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 209 W. Spring Street
  • 7/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Miller's Merry Manor, 787 N Detroit Street

Shipshewana

  • 7/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver Street

Marshall County

Argos

  • 7/18/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Argos United Methodist Church, 540 N Michigan St.

Bremen

  • 7/31/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Isidore Hall, 803 W. Bike St.

Culver

  • 7/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Culver High School, 701 School St.

Plymouth

  • 7/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 S. Michigan Rd.

St. Joseph County

Mishawaka

  • 7/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Joseph VA Clinic, 1540 Trinity Place

Notre Dame

  • 7/10/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Notre Dame - LaFortune Student Center, 315 LaFortune Student Center

South Bend

  • 7/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 53720 N Ironwood Road
  • 7/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Castle Point Apartments, 18011 Clevland Road
  • 7/30/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., YMCA South Bend, 1201 Northside Blvd

Starke County

Knox

  • 7/9/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knox Community Center, 55 East Lake Street
  • 7/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., VFW Post 748, 1511 South Heaton Street

North Judson

  • 7/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran Church, 810 W. Talmer Ave

To make an appointment to donate, use the Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-733-2767.

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