Stories tagged with: blood drive

August 22, 2011 - 4:20pm
2 years 34 weeks 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
2 years 39 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
2 years 52 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
3 years 2 days 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...

March 3, 2011 - 6:33pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Blood counts were extremely low this winter, but February got the count back on track.

Between the 27 counties in the Central Ohio Region they need 650 units of blood daily. The bad weather in December and January caused drive cancelations and bad turn outs. The result was a dangerously low blood count.

"We are in recovery mode now so the blood supply is recovering but we still need blood. It's like a river , you can dame it up , but it doesn't stop; the need for blood...

February 1, 2011 - 4:18pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says they are holding a blood drive for most of Tuesday due the a serious blood shortage.  The event is being held today at Rolling Plains United Methodist Church in South Zanesville.  The blood drive runs until 7:00 pm.  The public is welcome to donate.

January 26, 2011 - 7:05pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

School cancelations affect blood drives. When schools are closed the drive be held and the blood supply runs low. The Red Cross depends on high school blood drives and had to cancel some important ones that will not be rescheduled. Those who had to miss giving blood are encouraged to find another drive.

"We really depend on the high schools in winter months and through out the school year they come through big for us for blood donations and unfortunately with the winter we are...

December 30, 2010 - 6:36pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

The need for blood is constant and locals are helping out.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross held a blood drive at Secrest Auditorium Thursday. Blood Donor Representative Rick Dayton says their is always a demand for blood but this time of year is especially important. But if you are unable to donate blood, there are other ways you can help save lives.

"If the place where you go to church or work, if you want to try to set up a blood drive, they can...

December 22, 2010 - 7:18pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Experts say one out of every ten people admitted to the hospital needs blood.

A Red Cross blood drive was held at the Perry Township Fire Department Wednesday afternoon and is held twice a year. Coordinator Paula Lively said after her traumatic experience during surgery, she realized the importance of donating. 

"I had a hysterectomy and almost bled to death during the hysterectomy and so I had two blood transfusions," she said.

Reports show...

July 30, 2010 - 4:04pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Donating blood now comes with a meal, with a the help of one local organization.

The Carr Center at 1035 Beverely Avenue is giving away free lunch to anyone who donates blood. The adult daycare program wanted to give back to the community for being so generous during the cake auction.

"They chose the red cross because the red cross just reaches out in so many different directions and that's something that they could do that wouldn't be for just one organization., they help...

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