PORTER COUNTY | With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.
As the winter season continues, blood donations are especially needed. Donations typically decline this time of year, as many regular donors are impacted by inclement weather and seasonal illnesses.
Give the gift of life and help give patients another year with their loved ones. Make an appointment to donate blood at redcrossblood.org or (8000 RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Best Buy, 91 Silhavy, Valparaiso.
• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 1300 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso.
• 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 6235 Sterling Creek Road, Portage.
• 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church in the Fellowship Hall, located at 402 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts. Come to donate and get a 2 ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts® coffee and a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
• 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at the American Legion in the Community Room, 4 E. Monroe St., Valparaiso. Come to donate and get a 2-ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts coffee & a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
• noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 3 at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 E. U.S. 6, Valparaiso. Come to donate and receive a Red Cross T-shirt.
• noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at St. Paul Catholic Church in the Social Hall, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso.
• 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at The Gathering Place in the Meeting Room, 131 N. Main St., Hebron.
• 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at the YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso.
• 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Boys & Girls Club of Porter County, 5895 Evergreen, Portage.
• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Washington Township High School in the gymnasium, 383 E. Ind. 2, Valparaiso.
• 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 11 at Harbor SuperStores, 6100 U.S. 6, Portage.
• 8:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Walmart, 6087 U.S. 6, Portage.
• 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in the Kitchen & Social Hall, 6540 Central Ave., Portage.
• 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Valparaiso Nazarene Church, 2702 Glendale Ave., Valparaiso.
• 2:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Faith Memorial Lutheran Church, 753 N. Calumet, Valparaiso.
• 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Liberty Bible Church in the Fellowship Hall, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton.
• 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at Heritage Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall, 308 Washington St., Valparaiso.
• noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Valparaiso University in Harre Union Ballrooms B & C, 1509 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso. Come to donate at this We Challenge U blood drive and receive a Red Cross T-shirt.