The American Red Cross is hoping to avoid a summer shortage of blood by encouraging people of all blood types to make a blood donation.
Especially needed are donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative.
Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with either Rh positive or negative blood. These blood types are the most in demand and the first to run out if there is a shortage.
Blood donations typically decline during the summer months, especially around the Independence Day holiday.
All presenting donors through July 7 will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
Upcoming donation opportunities in Hancock County include:
• Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Findlay Family YMCA, 300 E. Lincoln St.
• July 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St.
• July 12, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Good Hope Lutheran Church, 300 S. Main St., Arlington.
In Putnam County:
• Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.
• July 8, noon to 6 p.m., Miller City Sportsmans Club, 400 S. Main St., Miller City.
• July 9, noon to 6 p.m., Kalida Knights of Columbus, 718 Napoleon St., Kalida.
In Seneca County:
• July 8, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., New Riegel American Legion, 17 S. Perry St., New Riegel.
In Wyandot County:
• July 7, noon until 6 p.m., Carey Shrine Cafeteria, 315 Clay St., Carey.
• July 10, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Center, 295 Ohio 231, Sycamore.
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