Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

2014-05-25T00:00:00Z Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor DayTimes Staff
May 25, 2014 12:00 am  • 

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to choose their day to help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

Every year, on June 14, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The occasion raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and thanks voluntary blood donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood.

“World Blood Donor Day comes at a very important time each year,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO, Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. “Summer can be a challenging time for blood donations, with fewer donors available to donate blood due to busy summer schedules. World Blood Donor Day gives us an opportunity to highlight the need for blood during the summer months and year-round.”

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit or call (800) 733-2767.

Local blood drives:

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 1 at the Conservation Club House, 1 Mill Pond Road, Union Mills.

2 to 6 p.m. June 2 at Rolling Prairie Elementary, 605 E. Michigan Ave., Rolling Prairie.

Noon to 6 p.m. June 2 at Christ Lutheran Church, 2610 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso.

Noon to 6 p.m. June 3 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 101 St. John Road, Michigan City.

3 to 6 p.m. June 3 at Family Video, 2502 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.

2 to 8 p.m. June 3 at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness Chesterton, 810 Michael Drive, Chesterton.

2 to 7 p..m. June 4 at the Shorewood Forest Community, 410 Shorewood Drive, Valparaiso.

2 to 6 p.m. June 6 at the LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 307 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at the Washington Evangelical Free Church, 3805 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso.

2 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., LaPorte.

2 to 7 p.m. June 12 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, 805 N. Main St., Kouts.

2:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Our Lady of Sorrows, 356 W. County Road 700 North, Valparaiso.

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