Stories tagged with: blood drive

June 2, 2015 - 3:07pm
25 weeks 7 hours ago

It's been one year since the tragic motorcycle accident that seriously injured local woman Mariah Swingle. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is holding it's second annual blood drive in her honor.

Following her accident, Swingle received 25 units of blood, so her family wanted to hold a blood drive as a way to give back to those who helped save her life.

With the success of last years drive, Richard Dayton of the American Red Cross said they were eager to do it again.


February 24, 2015 - 3:31pm
39 weeks 3 hours ago

This is one of the worst times of the year for blood donations. And the red cross needs your help.

Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Marlene Henderson, said one unit of blood can save up to three lives.

"If you donate every 56 days please get out there and do so," Henderson said. "Because we can't replace that life saving blood that unit of blood can help save three lives."

The recent storms have also played a role in how many donations the...

January 8, 2015 - 8:13pm
45 weeks 5 days ago

The cold temperatures have led to fewer blood donors for the American Red Cross.

Rick Dayton with the Red Cross says they've had to cancel blood drives at area schools that have closed due to the cold.  Donations have also been down because people haven't been going out to brave the elements to donate.  

As a result, the Red Cross is holding an emergency blood drive on Friday (January 9th) at the Colony Square Mall.  The drive will take place in the Dunham Sports...

December 29, 2014 - 6:19pm
47 weeks 1 day ago

WHIZ partnered with the American Red Cross Monday for a blood drive.

The event took place from 10AM to 4PM at Secrest Auditorium. If you have never given blood before, you do not have to know your blood type prior to donating. We asked Richard Dayton of the American Red Cross Blood Donor Services to share with us a little bit more about blood typing.

"O negative is the universal donor. That's the one that they can put in anyone because it has no impact. You don't have to...

September 16, 2014 - 3:36pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Friday.

It will be held at the new Muskingum County Chapter House in Norwich, from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Marlene Henderson, said that they have a little extra incentive for people to come out an donate blood, each donor will get a ticket to Cedar Point.

"Cedar Point is still open on the weekend, so summer is not quite over yet! Everyone likes to ride rides and enjoy Cedar Point. Every presenting donor will get 1 free ticket....

June 4, 2014 - 4:28pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of Mariah Swingle.

A couple of weeks ago Swingle was in a life threatening motorcycle accident. As a result she needed several blood transfusions. Her family says through the support of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and faith she is still alive.

" Mariah received six complete blood transfusions and an additional 114 units within the first 24 hours of her fight, so without that her survival may not have...

December 30, 2013 - 5:45pm
1 year 47 weeks 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 - 4:46pm
1 year 47 weeks 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 - 5:02pm
2 years 46 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 - 5:13pm
2 years 47 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...

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