Donate Blood This Summer; Locations, Dates and Times

By: Regina Raccuglia
By: Regina Raccuglia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Red Cross is launching the Summer of Stories campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.

Summer is a time for the days that never end. Time for diving in and grilling out. Time to watch the fireworks, to have a picnic, to root for the home team. While many have fun making these memories, hospital patients are counting on eligible donors to make time to give blood or platelets so they can continue making and sharing their own summer memories and stories.

“Stories are the glue that bind many of us together,” said CEO Tim Ryerson of the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “Whether you’ve needed blood, have given blood or simply want to share a fun summer memory, we want to hear from you.”

The Red Cross asks all eligible blood and platelet donors to join its Summer of Stories campaign, which kicks off May 23 and runs through Sept. 9. Through Summer of Stories, the organization hopes to encourage at least two more donors to give blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer — above what’s expected — to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available at a moment’s notice.

Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day. To make an appointment click on the link below this story.

To kick off Summer of Stories and encourage donations before and after the Memorial Day holiday, all presenting blood donors between May 23 and 31 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards to help create their own summer of stories.

Live a story. Give a story. Donate blood or platelets. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org/summer for more information and to make an appointment to help save lives.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Warren County during the month of June:
6/3/13 11:00 AM 3:00 PM O'Charley's 2717 Scottsville Rd Bowling Green

6/4/13 12:00 PM 6:00 PM Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4754 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green

6/6/13 10:00 AM 2:00 PM The Medical Center 250 Park Street Bowling Green

6/7/13 10:30 AM 4:30 PM Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Ctr 1021 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green

6/8/13 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Ctr 1021 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green

6/11/13 11:30 AM 3:30 PM Canteen Service Company 120 Hunter Court Bowling Green

6/12/13
4:00 PM
8:00 PM
Broadway United Methodist Church
1323 Melrose St
Bowling Green

6/14/13
10:30 AM
4:30 PM
Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Ctr
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green

6/18/13
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
D93 WDNS
804 College St
Bowling Green

6/19/13
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Eastwood Baptist Church
500 Eastwood Drive
Bowling Green

6/20/13
2:00 PM
6:00 PM
Walmart
150 Walton Ave
Bowling Green

6/21/13
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
Bowling Green Army Recruiting Center
1600 Campbell Lane #106c
Bowling Green

6/21/13
10:30 AM
4:30 PM
Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Ctr
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green
6/25/13
8:00 AM
7:00 PM
Greenwood High School
5065 Scottsville Rd.
Bowling Green

6/27/13
1:30 PM
5:30 PM
Woodburn Baptist Church
540 Woodburn Allen Springs Rd/Hwy 240
Woodburn

6/28/13
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
Greenview Regional Hospital
1801 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green

6/28/13
10:30 AM
4:30 PM
Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Ctr
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green

6/28/13
2:00 PM
6:00 PM
AFNI
2625 Scottsville Road Space 3020
Bowling Green


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