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Red Cross Seeks Area Donors Due To Great Need

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Lakeshore Staff

August 6, 2014 — The American Red Cross is seeking Hoosiers as donors.

The Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Lake County
Saturday, August 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Eagles, 13140 Lake Shore Drive in Cedar Lake.

Sunday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation, 8303 Taft Street in Merrillville.

Monday, August 18 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Prairie Point, 9123 Cleveland Street in Merrillville.

Monday, August 18 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. John Township Community Center, 1515 Lincoln Highway in Schererville.

Tuesday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Brookdale Merrillville, 8253 Virginia Street in Merrillville.

Wednesday, August 20 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031Mahoney Drive in Hammond.

Thursday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Northwestern Mutual, 9801 Connecticut Drive Suite 150 in Crown Point.

Saturday, August 23 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at U.S. Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza in Gary.

Sunday, August 24 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Council 1696, 1120 119th Street in Whiting.
Monday, August 25 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Hobart Community Center, 111 E Old Ridge Road in Hobart.

Tuesday, August 26 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hanover Central High School, 10120 W 133rd Avenue in Cedar Lake.

Sunday, August 31 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 484 Willow Court Building T in Hammond.

LaPorte County
Saturday, August 16 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Hanna United Methodist Church, 101 W. Hopper Street in Hanna.

Monday, August 18 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at IU Health LaPorte Hospital, 1007 W. Lincolnway in La Porte.

Thursday, August 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 1101 Michigan Avenue in La Porte.

Tuesday, August 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at South Central Junior-Senior High School, 9808 S 600 W in Union Mills.

Wednesday, August 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City, 301 West Homer Street in Michigan City.

Wednesday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Library Student Faculty Building, 1401 S. US 421 in Westville.

Newton County
Friday, August 29 from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Kentland Community Center, 401 North 4th Street in Kentland.

Porter County
Tuesday, August 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 131 North Main Street in Hebron.

Thursday, August 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 509 West Division Road in Valparaiso.

Friday, August 22 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at United Way of Porter County, 951 Eastporte Centre Drive in Valparaiso.

Monday, August 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Avenue in Portage.

Wednesday, August 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 Washington Street in Valparaiso.

Thursday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Valparaiso University, 1509 Campus Drive in Valparaiso.

Friday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Morgan Township High School, 299 S. SR 49 in Valparaiso.

Friday, August 29 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Culver’s, 2101 LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso.

St Joseph County
Monday, August 18 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at River Valley Church, 55855 Bittersweet Road in Mishawaka.

Sunday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran, 17195 Cleveland Road in South Bend.

Saturday, August 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Lowes Home Improvement, 4660 N Grape Road in Mishawaka.

Starke County
Saturday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Starke County 4-H Fairgrounds, 400 S Division Street in Hamlet.

Tuesday, August 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Oregon Davis High School, 5990 North 750 East in Hamlet.

Tuesday, August 26 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Knox Community Center, 55 East Lake Street in Knox.

The Merrillville Donor Center, located at 791 E. 83rd Ave. in Merrillville, is open every Monday from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until noon.

Source: American Red Cross

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