TODAY IS Monday October 20th
Monday Oct 20, 2014 12:00am - Tuesday Oct 31, 0000
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American Red Cross encourages donors to make blood donation a lifelong habit; Leaders Save Lives Program gives students chance to win college scholarship

The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late – or too early – to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

Many blood donors report making their first blood donation while in high school. High school and college students account for about 20 percent of all blood donations to the Red Cross. Individuals can begin donating at 17 years old, or 16 in some states, and continue to donate as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

Blood donations often decline during the winter holidays when school is not in session. The Red Cross is offering 16- to 24-year-old students currently enrolled in school a way to help overcome this seasonal decline and have a chance to win a college scholarship. Students who sponsor a successful blood drive between Dec. 15, 2014, and Jan. 15, 2015, through the Leaders Save Lives program will be entered to win a college scholarship and will receive a gift card. More information is available at

Donors are needed year-round, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. Those who attempt to donate in October will be entered to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

To make an appointment to donate blood, eligible donors are encouraged to download the new Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a download link, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Steuben County
Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sonlight Community Church, 455 N Gerald Lett Avenue in Angola.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., RE/MAX, 100 Growth Parkway; Suite D in Angola.

Thursday, Oct. 30 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne Street in Hamilton.

DeKalb County
Monday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wal-mart, 505 Touring Drive in Auburn.

Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Legion Garrett, 515 W. 5th Avenue in Garrett.

Monday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 CR 29 South in Auburn.

LaGrange County
Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main Street in Topeka.

Noble County
Friday, Oct. 17 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kendallville Public Library, 221 S Park Avenue in Kendallville.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., South Side Elementary, 1350 Sherman Street in Kendallville.

Thursday, Oct. 30 from 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Rome City Elementary School, 400 Jefferson Street in Rome City.

Contact Info: • Vince Robinson • (260) 480-8220 • @RedCrossBloodIO
Monday Oct 20, 2014 12:00am

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on . . .

Monday, October 20th from Noon until 4:45 P.M. at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 357 Conference Center, 11847 Shaver Road in Schoolcraft.

Monday, October 27th from Noon until 5:45 P.M. at the Union City United Methodist Church, 200 Ellen Street.

Thursday, October 30th from 11:15 A.M. until 5 P.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 218 W. Main Street in Burr Oak.

Monday, November 3rd from 11:15 A.M. until 5 P.M. at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 29525 Findley Road in Burr Oak and from Noon until 5:45 P.M. at the Quincy Union Church, 8 Fulton Street in Quincy.

Tuesday, November 4th from 11 A.M. until 4:45 P.M. at the Coldwater Eagles, 331 Butters Avenue in Coldwater.

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