Halloween Blood Drive Scheduled Oct. 14-19 in Fort Wayne
The Halloween Blood Drive will take place at American Red Cross Fort Wayne donor centers Monday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 19.
“We hope to attract new blood donors as well as our faithful givers through this promotion,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “We appreciate the partnership of the Haunted Cave and Haunted Hotel and are excited to offer a ticket to each donor during this special blood drive,” Whitman continued.
Strong donor turnout is needed to help replenish low blood supplies at the end of summer and boost supplies before the upcoming holiday season. Donors of all blood types are currently needed to donate blood, particularly individuals with type O negative blood, known as the universal blood type.
You can help save lives this Halloween by participating in the annual Halloween Blood Drive. All who come to donate will receive one free admission to either the Haunted Cave (Fort Wayne) or the Haunted Hotel (Huntington) and a candy treat bag.
Donor center hours and locations are as follows:
- Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne (across from the Memorial Coliseum)
· Mon., Oct. 14 & Tues., Oct. 15 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
· Wed., Oct. 16 & Thurs., Oct. 17 noon – 6 p.m.
· Fri., Oct. 18 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
· Sat., Oct. 19 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)
· Mon., Oct. 14 through Wed., Oct. 16 noon – 6 p.m.
· Thurs., Oct. 17 through Sat., Oct. 19 6 a.m. – noon
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org <http://www.redcrossblood.org/> for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross <https://twitter.com/RedCross>.