Stories tagged with: blood drive

December 26, 2012 - 2:51pm
2 years 35 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
3 years 35 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
3 years 35 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
3 years 35 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
3 years 36 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
4 years 6 days 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...

August 22, 2011 - 4:20pm
4 years 1 week ago

A local church is gearing up to serve others.

As part of the 3rd Annual Serve Fest the South Zanesville Church of Nazarene will host their first -ever blood drive and food drive. Church Member Glee Patterson said the Food Drive couldn't be easier...

"People just drive-in. They won't even have to get out of their car," said Patterson. "They can give canned goods, non perishable items. "

All donated food will go toward local food banks. To kick off...

July 16, 2011 - 2:49pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

One church was filled with activity Saturday afternoon in attempt to bring out the community.

Zaneville's Central Trinity United Methodist Church and the Muskingum County Red-Cross teamed-up to host their first ever Summer Festival. The event has been 3 months in the planning and it would appear no activity was overlooked...The day stepped off serving breakfast then continued to included a flea market, craft show, car show, battle of the bands, and tournaments in cornhole, basketball...

April 22, 2011 - 12:32pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

Residents of Southeastern Ohio were waiting to give blood at Secrest Auditorium Friday.

A steady stream of blood donors made their way to the theater. The Central Ohio Red Cross Region that ran Friday's drive is responsible for 27 counties and supplies 41 hospitals.

"Without that people can't have surgeries," said Donor Blood Representative Rick Dayton. "People have problems if we don't get blood. We can't manufacture it. We have to get it from our fellow citizens...

April 19, 2011 - 6:07pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

Statistics show that only 4% of the population donates blood on a regular basis and the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hoping to change that.

A blood drive will be held this Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Central Ohio Red Cross supplies blood to more than 41 area hospitals and trauma centers. Representative Rick Dayton said they need is constant.

"Coming into the summer driving season, people are starting to get out more and accidents are...

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