During the summer months the American Red Cross often struggles with collecting enough blood from donors.
Nearly 90 percent of donors surveyed this past spring said they planned to take a vacation this summer, potentially making them less available to give. In addition, many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer But the need for blood donations is constant,as the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood products every day for patients across the country.
To help supplement the need for blood donations, a number of blood drives in the area for the remainder of of June. Through the end of the month blood drives will be held in many of the area counties, including Effingham, Clay, Coles, Cumberland, Fayette, and Shelby. Another round of blood drives will be held in July as well.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood drives:
6/18/2015: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Flora Church of the Nazarene, Route 50 and Parsons Lane
6/24/2015: 3:00pm – 7:00pm, St John Lutheran Church Louisville, 17684 E 1st Avenue
6/24/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 4th St.
6/30/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Central Community Church, 200 LaFayette East
6/17/2015: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Robinson Community Center, 300 South Lincoln
6/22/2015: 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Crawford Memorial Hospital, 1000 N Allen
6/23/2015: 10:00am – 2:00pm, SENCO Construction Inc, 1408 S Eaton
6/27/2015: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Wal-mart, 1304 E Main
6/16/2015: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Grace United Methodist Church, 752 Walnut
6/29/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Altamont Christian Church, 1351 S. Main
6/22/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Beecher City Kluthe Center, 105 S Charles St.
6/30/2015: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Kluthe Civic Center, 102 W Virginia
6/22/2015: 2:30pm – 6:30pm, Effingham Elks Club, 2102 S. Banker
6/28/2015: 8:30am – 12:30pm, St Johns Lutheran Church-Effingham, 901 W Jefferson
6/22/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, American Legion Hall, 301 W. Madison St.
6/18/2015: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Knights of Columbus, 707 Van Buren
6/21/2015: 8:00am – 12:00pm, St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 112 Embarrass
6/23/2015: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School, 9545 Shattuc Road
6/25/2015: 10:00am – 3:00pm, Kaskaskia College, Shattuc Road
6/17/2015: 12:00pm. – 6:00pm, Community Building Salem, Oglesby and Hamilton
6/19/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Olney Fire Department, 501 North Walnut Street
6/24/2015: 8:00am – 1:00pm, Olney Central College, 305 N. West St.
6/29/2015: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Stewardson Community Building, 108 Pine Street