Annual Blood Drive today

The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive today in the Commissioner Room at the Rush County Courthouse.

A need for blood donations is growing each and every day with blood being distributed to hospitals faster than the supply being replenished. As a result, the American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors for all types of blood.

Today’s blood drive will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner Room located on the lower level of the Rush County Courthouse.

Blood and platelet donations are needed each day as a means to help patients with serious medical conditions: Accident, burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer to name a few. By giving blood through the Red Cross, you could help patients being treated at more than 80 hospitals throughout Indiana.

This blood donation campaign comes at an important time of year. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the summer months when busy summer schedules and vacation plans can cause some donors to be less available to give. Additionally, blood donations at high school and college blood drives, which account for as much as 20 percent of blood donations during the school year, decline when many schools are out of session. But, the need for blood remains constant all summer long.

Contact: frank.denzler@rushvillerepublican.com or (765) 932 – 2222 x106.

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Today, 2 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Commissioner Room, Rush County Courthouse