Red Cross seeing 10-year blood shortage; Donors needed

The Red Cross says that a serious shortage of blood and platelets continues and urges you to make an appointment to donate soon.

According to the agency, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade. At least 10,000 more donations are needed each week in the coming weeks to meet patient needs. The upcoming holiday season always presents seasonal challenges to blood collection.

Upcoming local Red Cross blood drive locations include:

  • Nov. 3rd from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 East State Road 46, in Nashville.
  • Nov. 9th from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bartholomew County Library, 536 5th Street in Columbus
  • Nov. 13th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4850 W. Goeller Road in Columbus
  • Nov. 15th from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 240 Poplar St., North Vernon
  • Nov. 19th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Developmental Services Inc., 2920 10th Street, Columbus
  • Nov. 19th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hauser High School, 9423 N. State Rd 9, Hope
  • Nov. 23rd from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Jennings County High School, 800 West Walnut Street in North Vernon.