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American Red Cross October blood drives in our area

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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.

Patients who need repeated transfusions, like 11-year-old Tymia McCullough who has sickle cell disease, must have blood that is matched very closely. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

Donors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as all blood types, are needed to help

patients fight sickle cell disease, alpha thalassemia and other illnesses. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 1-15

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Lee Co.

Fort Madison

10/19/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fort Madison United Methodist Church, 510 9th Street

Keokuk

10/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 2315 S. 7th Street

Montrose

10/13/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ivor Fowler Community Center, 710 Main Street (Hwy 404)


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Adams Co.

Golden

10/2/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Adams Telephone Co-Op, Hwy 94

Liberty

10/4/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Liberty High School, 505 N Park

10/4/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Liberty High School, 505 N Park

Quincy

9/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Quincy Medical Group, 1025 Maine St.

9/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quincy Blood Donation Center, 3000 N. 23rd Street

10/3/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Blessing Hospital, 4919 Oak Street

10/3/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Blessing Hospital, 11th and Broadway

10/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quincy Blood Donation Center, 3000 N. 23rd Street

10/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Quincy Mall, 33rd and Broadway

10/12/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quincy Blood Donation Center, 3000 N. 23rd Street

10/19/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quincy Blood Donation Center, 3000 N. 23rd Street

10/26/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quincy Blood Donation Center, 3000 N. 23rd Street

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Brown Co.

Mount Sterling

10/25/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion, 119 N. Capitol

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Cass Co.

Beardstown

9/26/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., VFW Post 1239, 610 E 4th St

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Hancock Co.

Hamilton

10/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Assembly of God, 1645 Keokuk St.

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McDonough Co.

Bushnell

9/29/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bushnell Recreation Center, 300 Miller St.

Macomb

9/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Western Illinois University Union, 1 University Circle

9/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Western Illinois University Union, 1 University Circle

9/29/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Paul Elementary School, 322 W Washington St

10/20/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Western Illinois University Union, 1 University Circle

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Schuyler Co.

Rushville

10/12/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 390 N. Liberty


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Clark Co.

Kahoka

9/28/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 363 N. Washington

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Marion Co.

Hannibal

10/11/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hannibal High School, 4500 McMasters

10/16/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1 Columbus Rd.

10/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hannibal-LaGrange University, 5322 Hut Green Road

10/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hannibal Regional Hospital, 6500 Hospital Drive

Philadelphia

9/27/2017: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Marion County R-2 High School, Marion County R-2 High School, 2905 Hwy D

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