The American Red Cross has four blood drives open to the public in Fayette County during the month of April.
Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma April 1-30, will receive automatic entry for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of their choice. In addition, youth donors ages 16-24 get a $10 e-gift card to eat or shop.
And, those who come to give blood or platelets April 1-15 will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500. Details are below.
The sites include:
Masonic Lodge of Jeffersonville at 23 S Main Street, 8am-1pm Saturday April 3rd. To schedule an appointment call Kathy Shriver at (740)463-3521, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: Jefferlions.
Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 10am-4pm Tuesday April 6th. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS, (740)437-7106 or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: GraceUMC.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital at Grace UMC located at 301 East Market Place 1pm-6pm Thursday April 15th. To schedule an appointment call Beth Rinehart at (740) 333-5186, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: FCMH.
Fayette County Victim Witness Division 2nd Floor Conference Room 213, 12pm-6pm Friday April 23rd. To schedule an appointment call (740)335-0888, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: FayetteVWD.
(Washington, D.C.) -- The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.
This spring, the Red Cross is teaming up with INDYCAR® to urge people to help keep the blood supply on track by donating blood or platelets. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
As a special thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets April 1-15 will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®. The Red Cross will also automatically enter all who come to give in April for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Indy500.
The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Testing may also identify the presence of antibodies developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Red Cross antibody tests will be helpful to identify individuals who have COVID-19 antibodies and may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood product collected from COVID-19 survivors who have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus. Plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for high levels of COVID-19 antibodies may be used to help COVID-19 patients.