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...
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...
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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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,...
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.
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.