Red Cross urging blood donations; several opportunities planned

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Red Cross is encouraging Kentuckians to donate blood.

May marks Trauma Awareness Month. The Red Cross says there is no way to predict when a trauma might happen and it’s best to ensure trauma centers are prepared.

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According to the Red Cross, a man named Jeff Gosliga was in a car crash in December 2017. He needed 11 units of blood at the hospital. That is the amount of blood in an an average adult’s body.

“I never had reason to think a lot about blood, where it came from or how it arrived at hospitals; my accident changed all of that,” said Gosliga. “It was touch-and-go for a while, and because the blood that I needed was available, I’m here today. I am so grateful to all of the volunteer blood donors who give of themselves so generously. I will never forget them or take blood donation for granted again.”

You can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).



The Red Cross will give a $5 Amazon gift card to those who donate blood, platelets or plasma May 1 through June 10, 2019. Restrictions do apply. See amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Here is a list of upcoming donation opportunities May 1-23 in Indiana.

Calvary Christian Church, 605 Norman Drive Sellersburg, IN 47172

5/6/2019: 3 – 7 p.m.

 

City County Building New Albany, 311 Hauss Square New Albany, IN 47150

5/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

5/23/2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Community Montessori, 4102 St. Joseph Road New Albany, IN 47150

5/9/2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

First Christian Church, 3209 Middle Road Jeffersonville, IN  47130

5/5/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Georgetown Elementary, 8800 High St. Georgetown, IN 47122

5/13/2019: 3:30 – 8 p.m.

 

Jeffersonville Battle of the Badges, 2218 E, 10th St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

5/15/2019: 2 – 7 p.m.

 

Kroger, 200 New Albany Plaza New Albany, IN 47150

5/20/2019: 2 – 6 p.m.

 

Padgett Inc., 901 E. 4th St. New Albany, IN    47150

5/23/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 2605 West Saint Joe Road Sellersburg, IN 47172

5/8/2019: 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

YMCA, 33 State St. New Albany, IN    47150

5/21/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

ARGI Financial Group, 2110 Wickham Place Louisville, KY  40245

5/16/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Ascension Lutheran Church, 13724 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40245

5/12/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Ballard High School, 6000 Old Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40222

5/6/2019: 9 a.m. – noon

 

Beechland Baptist Church, 4613 Greenwood Road  Louisville, KY 40258

5/15/2019: 1:30 – 7 p.m.

 

Culver’s, 11801 Interchange Drive Louisville, KY 40229