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Red Cross urges blood donations this March

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The American Red Cross is urging the public to donate blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially type O, to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring, said American Red Cross.

You can make an appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting the Red Cross website or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

For more than 75 years, American Red Cross Month has been celebrated in the month of March.

List of upcoming blood donation opportunities March 1-15, provided by American Red Cross:

Sunday March 1:

  • 3/1/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/1/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/1/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dashmesh Sikh Gurudwara, 15020 Illinois Road

Monday March 2:

  • 3/2/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/2/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

Tuesday March 3:

  • 3/3/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mad Anthony Brewing Company, 2002 Broadway

Wednesday March 4:

  • 3/4/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Thursday March 5:

  • 3/5/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/5/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Friday March 6:

  • 3/6/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/6/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Saturday March 7:

  • 3/7/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Sunday March 8:

  • 3/8/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/8/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/8/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St Joseph Catholic Church, 11337 Old US 27 South

Monday March 9:

  • 3/9/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

Tuesday March 10:

  • 3/10/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107

Wednesday March 11:

  • 3/11/2020: 12:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Thursday March 12:

  • 3/12/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd
  • 3/12/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Manchester University Fort Wayne Campus, 10627 Diebold Road

Friday March 13:

  • 3/13/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/13/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Saturday March 14:

  • 3/14/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Sunday March 15:

  • 3/15/2020: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Suite 107
  • 3/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E California Rd

Mary Eber

Mary Eber is ABC21’s 11 p.m producer.

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