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Blood Donations Needed to Aid Dorian Relief Effort
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KY/SOUTHERN IL - As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

The Red Cross said in a press release that the storm has forced the closure of blood donation centers and the cancellation of blood drives in its path, causing blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. When blood donations are disrupted in a region of the country, the Red Cross is able to move blood donations where they are needed most.

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. 

Financial donations are also needed and allow the Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to  and help people recover from this disaster.

Up-to-date information about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Dorian is available at redcross.org. 


Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 9-30

Hardin County High School, Route 2 Elizabethtown, IL 62931
9/11/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 890 Senior Ave. Vienna, IL 62995
9/16/2019: noon - 6 p.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, 1620 West Main St. Murray, KY 42071
9/12/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

North Calloway Elementary, 2928 Brinn Road Murray, KY 42071
9/30/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Fulton County High School, 2740 Moscow Road Hickman, KY 42050
9/13/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Hall 1418, 106 Picnic Blvd. Fancy Farm, KY 42039
9/15/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lowes Elementary School, 6775 State RT. 440 Lowes, KY 42061
9/12/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

Sedalia Elementary School, 5252 State Route 97 Mayfield, KY 42066
9/9/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Graves County Central Elementary, 2262 State Rt. 121 N. Mayfield, KY 42066
9/10/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Farmington Elementary School, 7730 State Route 121 S. Mayfield, KY 42066
9/11/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

American Legion, 211 South 7th Mayfield, KY 42066
9/24/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gibson's Pharmacy, 715 East Broadway Mayfield, KY 42066
9/30/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Symsonia Elementary School, 11730 State Route 131 Symsonia, KY 42082
9/10/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

Wingo Elementary School, 449 Lebanon St. Wingo, KY 42088
9/10/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Hickman County High School, 301 Cresap St. Clinton, KY 42031
9/20/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 210 South Washington St. Clinton, KY 42031
9/23/2019: noon - 6 p.m.

Woodmen Life, 1005 Poplar St. Benton, KY 42025
9/16/2019: noon - 6 p.m.

Calvert City Civic Center, 991 E. 5th Ave. Calvert City, KY 42029
9/9/2019: noon - 6 p.m.

Paducah Blood Donation Center, 4635 Falconcrest Drive Paducah, KY 42001
9/9/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
9/10/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
9/12/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
9/13/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
9/14/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
9/15/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
9/16/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
9/17/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
9/19/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
9/20/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
9/21/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
9/22/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
9/23/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
9/24/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
9/26/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
9/27/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
9/28/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
9/29/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
9/30/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

West Kentucky Community & Technical College, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive Paducah, KY 42001
9/18/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Road Paducah, KY 42003
9/25/2019: 7 a.m. – noon

Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Road Paducah, KY 42003
9/25/2019: noon - 4 p.m.

Big Sandy Senior Citizen's Center, 224 2nd Ave. Big Sandy, TN 38221
9/27/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Centerville Church of Christ, Outreach Center, 138 North Central Ave. Centerville, TN 37033
9/9/2019: 2 - 6 p.m.

Lake County High School, 300 Cochran St. Tiptonville, TN 38079
9/20/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Published 10:05 AM, Monday Sep. 09, 2019
Updated 10:07 AM, Monday Sep. 09, 2019

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