blood donation

January is National Blood Donor Month!

You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason.

Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend.

Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.

Some believe it is the right thing to do.

Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your donation is important for maintaining a healthy and reliable blood supply. You’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life!

  • History of Blood Transfusion- http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/history-blood-transfusion
  • Blood Facts & Statistics- http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics
  • Learn About Blood/What Happens To Donated Blood- http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood
  • Blood Testing (with photos of the germs)- http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/what-happens-donated-blood/blood-testing
  • Blood Type Game- http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/donor-zone/games/blood-type

Give Blood. Get a Cookie.

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana/Michiana and the American Red Cross partner to help save lives.

Two iconic organizations are joining together to help save lives. The Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross are hosting Give Blood. Get a Cookie. blood drives in communities across Northern Indiana and select locations in Michigan for the second year.

Enjoy delicious Girl Scout cookies after donating blood at special blood drives during January. The Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana – Michiana are excited to partner with the Red Cross to help save lives through blood donation.

“The Red Cross and the Girl Scouts are two American traditions. So are Girl Scout cookies and saving lives,” said Tracy Fox, Communications Manager for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “We hope that the donors enjoy this special treat from the Girl Scouts as we work together to ensure an adequate blood supply in the communities we serve.”

To schedule a blood donation appointment at any Give Blood. Get a Cookie. blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

 

Give Blood. Get a Cookie. blood drives:

·         Monday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, IN

·         Monday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – First Baptist Church, Goshen, IN

·         Monday, Jan. 13 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Grabill Missionary Church, Grabill, IN

·         Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – American Legion, Garrett, IN

·         Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw, IN

·         Tuesday, Jan. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. – Knox Community Center, Knox, IN

·         Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. – Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

·         Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – American Red Cross Chapter, St. Joseph, MI

·         Monday, Jan. 20 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Lehman Park Pavilion, Berne, IN

·         Monday, Jan. 20 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Life Plex, Plymouth, IN

·         Tuesday, Jan. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. – First United Methodist Church, Wabash, IN

·         Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Park, New Paris, IN

·         Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Citizens Square, Fort Wayne, IN

·         Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Edwin J. Rosseau Center, Fort Wayne, IN

·         Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  – Roanoke Elementary School, Roanoke, IN

·         Friday, Jan. 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Talma Community Building, Rochester, IN

·         Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon – First Church of God, Columbia City, IN

·         Monday, Jan. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Riverside Center, Decatur, IN

·         Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Beiger Elementary, Mishawaka, IN

·         Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ivy Tech, Logansport, IN

·         Thursday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

·         Friday, Jan. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Goshen College, Goshen, IN