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Celebrate Red Cross Month by donating your blood during March

February 27, 2018 GMT

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world, according to a news release.

The Red Cross depends on blood donors across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.

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Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

WEST VIRGINIA

Boone County

n 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 8, Scott High School, #1 Skyhawk Place, Madison.

Cabell County

n 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 5, Huntington Blood Donation Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Huntington.

n 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 6, Huntington High School, 1 Highlander Way, Huntington.

n 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 7, Campus Christian Center, 17th St. and 5th Ave., Huntington.

n 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., March 12, Huntington Blood Donation Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Huntington.

Logan County

n 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 9, Man High School, 800 East McDonald Ave., Man.

Mason County

n 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 12, Moose Lodge #731, 44 Cape Lane, Suite B, Point Pleasant.

n Noon to 5:30 p.m. March 14, Pleasant Valley Hospital Wellness Center, 2520 Valley Dr., Point Pleasant.

Mingo County

n 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8, Tug Valley HS, 555 Panther Ave., Williamson.

Putnam County

n 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1, Putnam Co. Tech Center, 101 Roosevelt Blvd., Eleanor.

n 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1, Winfield High School, 3022 Winfield Rd., Winfield.

Wayne County

n 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13, Wayne High School, 100 Pioneer Road, Wayne.

n 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15, Tolsia High School, 1 Rebel Dr., State Route 52 S., Fort Gay.

OHIO

Lawrence County

n 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 1, Ironton High School, 1701 S. 7th St., Ironton.

n 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 2, Rock Hill High School, 2415 County Road 26, Ironton.

n 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 3, Tri-State Worship Center, 901 Solida Road, South Point.

Scioto County

n 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7, Notre Dame High School Gym, 2220 Sunrise Ave., Portsmouth.

KENTUCKY

Boyd County

n 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2, Central Fire Station, 1021 Carter Ave., Ashland.

n 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12, Bellefonte Pavillion, 2000 Ashland Dr., Ashland.

n 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14, King’s Daughters Medical Center Health Education Center, 2201 Lexington Ave., Ashland.