The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of certain types of blood needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors. Specifically, the Red Cross is in need of O negative, B negative, and A negative blood. Blood donations to the Western Lake Erie Region of the Red Cross have been down through the summer months increasing demand.
A blood donation drive will be held on Friday, August 14th at the Stonebridge Church of God on Stonehedge Drive in Findlay. The drive will be held from 1-7pm at the church. The Red Cross will accept all donations.
The Red Cross is also in need of donations for Platelets and donations of AB blood. The platelet donations are used often for cancer patients, surgical patients and bone marrow recipients and must be transfused within five days of donation. AB type blood have the universal plasma type which can be given to patients of all blood types.Read More →