Stories tagged with: blood drive

December 30, 2013 - 6:45pm
15 weeks 4 days ago

During the winter months blood donations are at their lowest levels and the Red Cross is working to improve that number.

The Red Cross held its annual winter blood drive at Secrest Auditorium on Monday. One pint of donated blood can be used to save up to three lives. Blood can be used for its various properties and can improve the lives of people suffering from severe injuries or diseases.

"Blood is obviously used for trauma it is also used for treatments of cancer, cancer...

December 27, 2013 - 5:46pm
16 weeks 5 hours ago

If you didn't have a chance to give back to the community over the holiday season, there's another way you can help.

As a way to support the Red Cross and those in desperate need of blood, WHIZ is sponsoring a blood drive this Monday, Dec. 30 at Secrest Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"It's just a really good way any time of the year to really give back to the community and donate blood for the Red Cross but most importantly at this time of the year, people are so busy...

January 4, 2013 - 6:02pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is once again in need of blood.

There will be an emergency blood drive Saturday at Colony Square Mall from 10 until 3. No appointment is needed and every donor will receive a free t-shirt. Due to the holidays, bad weather and flu season, the Red Cross needs all the help it can get to meet its needs.

"Our blood collection did go down just a little bit, we're not in a critical need right now but we still have to meet those numbers...

December 27, 2012 - 6:13pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The annual American Red Cross holiday blood drive was held Thursday at Secrest Auditorium. Event organizers were pleased with the turnout as Thursday's drive was set to collect ninety units of blood and they expected to reach that goal.

"Zanesville always does well. This drive has grown over the last few years, it started out about three years ago and we collected 35 units and now we're going to 90 for the holiday season," said Rick Dayton of American Red Cross Blood Donor...

December 26, 2012 - 2:51pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

A major blood drive planned for Thursday will go on as planned for now.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said the only way the blood drive at Secrest will be canceled is if we reach a level three snow emergency.

The drive comes at a critical point in the year.

"This time of year we see an increase in the need. With every donation you have the ability to save three lives," said Support Specialist Susan Hoskinson.

The event is by appointment or walk-in. If you'...

December 31, 2011 - 8:40pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

Many of us exchange presents during the holidays, but there's one gift that's cherished more than anything wrapped in a box.

People took time out of their New Year's Eve to donate blood at the South Zanesville United Methodist Church.  Donor Recruitment Representative Rick Dayton said the Red Cross is always in need of blood, and it's difficult to keep up with the high demand this time of year.

"We try to hold them in places where people would expect activities to be,...

December 29, 2011 - 2:41pm
2 years 15 weeks ago


The WHIZ Media Group teamed up with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross to give the gift of life for those who need it.

Secrest Auditorium played host to the blood drive, held Thursday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Red Cross Blood Services representative Richard Dayton said the organization holds blood drives almost every day, but even with the high frequency, there are times, especially during the holidays when they come up short.

"There are times where we don't meet out goal...

December 28, 2011 - 11:52am
2 years 16 weeks ago

With a decrease in blood donations and an increase in accidents, donating blood around the holidays is vital.

WHIZ Media Group is teaming up with the Red Cross and sponsoring a blood drive this Thursday. Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson says blood is in high demand right now.

"The holidays are always a very tough time for blood collections. We find that after the 15th of December, blood collections start to decrease. People are busy, the hustle and bustle with...

December 23, 2011 - 11:15am
2 years 16 weeks ago

You can give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood.

A blood drive will be held next Thursday, December 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Red Cross Development Director, Troy Alford, says there is always a demand for blood.

"Five percent of the United States gives blood. 95 percent of the rest of the United States depends on the five percent that give blood," said Alford.

Alford says if you last donated on or before...

August 27, 2011 - 4:56pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The South Zanesville Church of Nazarene is giving back to the community one pint at a time.

The church hosted a blood drive and food drive on Saturday.  Church member Glee Patterson said blood is in high demand right now.

"39,000 pints of blood are needed each day," said Patterson.  "That's a lot of blood, so we're hoping to do our part to make sure that it gets out there where it's needed."

Patterson said everyone who donated blood...

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