The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood.

During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session, and vacation schedules can make regular donors less available – both contributing to the seasonal decline.

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

July 16-18
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Indiana Fallen Officer
Blood Drive
Fort Wayne Blood
Donation Center
1212 E California Rd.

July 20
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
10700 Aboite Center Rd.

July 21
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Parkview Hospital
2200 Randallia

July 26
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pathway Community
11910 Shearwater Run

July 28
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Indiana Michigan
Power Center
110 E. Wayne St.

July 28
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Midwest America Federal Credit Union
4331 West Jefferson Blvd.

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