Blood banks still see critical need for donations

The American Red Cross is still seeing a critical need for blood, as the ongoing emergency has led to the cancellation of many blood drive events.

If you want to donate, you can go to the Brown County YMCA in Nashville from 11 to 4 Thursday. The Church of Latter Day Saints in Columbus will be having a blood drive from 2 to 7 Friday. And there will be a blood drive at the Holiday Inn in Columbus from noon to 5 on Sunday.

There will also be donation opportunities locally at First Christian Church in Columbus 11 to 4 on April 2nd, at Tea Creek Baptist Church in North Vernon from 2 to 7 on April 2nd, and on April 15th and April 22nd at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club from 11 to 4.

Giving blood is considered an essential service under the governor’s stay-at-home order.

You can make an appointment to donate online at or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.