Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations After Hurricane Dorian

LANSING, Mich. — As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

Hurricane Dorian has forced the closure of blood donation centers and the cancellation of blood drives in its path, causing blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.

How to help
Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Financial donations are also needed and allow the Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

Up-to-date information about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Dorian is available at redcross.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 9-30

Hillsdale County:

Waldron
9/13/2019: 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Waldron High School, 13380 Waldron Road

Hillsdale
9/18/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hillsdale Area Career Center, 279 Industrial Drive
9/19/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Hillsdale American Legion, 1611 Steamburg Rd

North Adams
9/25/2019: 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., North Adams-Jerome High School, 4555 Knowles Road
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Jackson County

Jackson
9/12/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Grace Church, 2692 North Dettman
9/13/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

Brooklyn
9/16/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Heart O The Lakes Church, 7031 Jefferson Road

Springport
9/16/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Springport HS Springport, 300 W. Main St

Jackson
9/18/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Rd
9/23/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road
9/25/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Avenue
9/30/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Vandercook Lake High School, 1000 Golf Avenue
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Lenawee County

Tecumseh
9/10/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian
9/11/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Lenawee County Fairgrounds, 602 N. Dean Street
9/11/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Lenawee County Fairgrounds, 602 N. Dean Street

Clinton
9/11/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Clinton United Methodist Church, 10990 Tecumseh Clinton Road

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