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American Red Cross says need for blood 'urgent' after winter storms

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A spokesperson for the American Red Cross says her organization has an "urgent" need for blood donations after the recent winter storms canceled blood drives.

"March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations," said spokeswoman Lindsay English. "This shortfall follows more than 26,400 uncollected blood and platelet donations in February due to severe weather across 27 states."

As a result, English says, the American Red Cross -- both locally and nationally -- are asking for area residents who are physically able to to do so to donate blood.

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Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 10-22:


Clark County, IN

Clarksville

3/13/2015: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., One Vision FCU Clarksville, 206 W Lewis and Clark Parkway

Jeffersonville

3/10/2015: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave.

3/15/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Southeast Christian Church Indiana Campus, 1309 Charlestown New Albany Road

3/16/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Clark County Blood Donation Center, 1805 E. 8th St.

Sellersburg

3/16/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Calvary Christian Church, 605 Norman Drive


Floyd County, IN

Floyds Knobs

3/14/2015: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Post 42, 4530 Paoli Pike


New Albany

3/22/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane


Jefferson County, KY - Louisville

3/10/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Dakkota Integrated Systems, 12510 Westport Road

3/10/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Constellation Energy, 9960 Corporate Campus Drive

3/10/2015: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/10/2015: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St.

3/10/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Edward, 9608 Sue Helen Drive

3/10/2015: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Highview FPD, 7308 Fegenbush Lane

3/11/2015: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/11/2015: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane

3/12/2015: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St.

3/12/2015: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/12/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., RX Crossroads, 1901 Eastpoint Parkway

3/12/2015: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Okolona Fire Department, 8501 Preston Highway

3/13/2015: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/13/2015: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St.

3/14/2015: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Athanasius, 5915 Outer Loop

3/14/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/14/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Marks Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave.

3/15/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road

3/15/2015: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Mount Everest General Baptist Church, 6012 Mount Everest Drive

3/16/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Masonic Homes of Ky., 3701 Johnson Hall Drive

3/17/2015: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Southern High School, 8620 Preston Highway

3/17/2015: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/17/2015: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St.

3/17/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Jefferson Mall, 4801/B-302 Outer Loop

3/17/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 10375 Dixie Highway

3/18/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., MD 2 U, 140 Whittington Parkway

3/18/2015: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/18/2015: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road

3/18/2015: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Red Lobster, 4639 Outer Loop

3/19/2015: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brown Mackie College, 3605 Fern Valley Road

3/19/2015: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St.

3/19/2015: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road

3/19/2015: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/20/2015: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/20/2015: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St.

3/20/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Elmcroft Senior Living, 9510 Ormsby Station Road

3/21/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane

3/21/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, 2005 Douglass Blvd.

3/22/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Most Blessed Sacrament, 3509 Taylor Blvd.

3/22/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Springdale Presbyterian Church, 7812 Brownsboro Road

3/22/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Columbine Campus, 7718 Columbine Drive

3/22/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, 2141 Lancashire Ave.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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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