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Restock Winter Blood Supply At February Events
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong.

The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this month.

As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, those who come to give during February will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor's immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether an individual developed COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 antibody test results will be available within one to two weeks in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org. A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity. 

Make your appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading the 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.
 

Here are some upcoming blood donation opportunities:
 

Ballard County

La Center

2/18: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ballard County Cooperative Extension Office, 110 Broadway

 

Caldwell County

Princeton

2/4: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 121 Kentucky Avenue

 

Calloway County

Murray

1/27: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 1620 West Main St

2/8: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Murray State University, 1403 Olive Street

2/9: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Murray State University, 1403 Olive Street

2/11: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1601 Main Street

2/25: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 1620 West Main St

 

Fulton County

Hickman

2/19: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fulton County High School, 2740 Moscow Rd.

 

Graves County

Mayfield

1/26: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion, 211 South 7th

2/4: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mayfield High School, 700 Douthitt Street

2/11: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion, 211 South 7th

2/16: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Independence Bank, 100 East College Street

2/23: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion, 211 South 7th

2/26: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., CFSB Mayfield, 100 Dick Castleman Bypass

 

Hickman County

Clinton

1/25: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 210 South Washington Street

 

Livingston County

Salem 

2/17: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Livingston Hospital Health Care Services, 131 Hospital Drive

2/24: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Livingston Hospital Health Care Services, 131 Hospital Drive

 

Lyon County

Eddyville

1/28: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Lyon County Convention Center @ Lee S Jones Park, 172 Lee S Jones Park

1/26: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Lyon County Convention Center @ Lee S Jones Park, 172 Lee S Jones Park

 

Marshall County

Benton

2/15: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 2515 South Main Street

2/22: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Central Elementary School Marshall County, 115 Jim Goheen Drive

Calvert City    

2/23: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Altona Baptist Church, 5817 US HWY 62

2/25: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Calvert City Church of Christ, 4625 US Highway 62

 

McCracken County

Paducah

Donations are taken daily at the Paducah Blood Donation Center at 4635 Falconcrest Drive. Check the Red Cross Blood Donor App for hours each day.

Other McCracken County events:

1/27: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church, 5178 Hinkleville Road

1/28: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Relevant Church, 3425 Oak Street

2/1: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 415 Audubon Drive

2/10: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church, 5178 Hinkleville Road

2/12: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Gospel Mission Worship Center, 6905 Benton Road

2/14: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church, 6705 Old Highway 45

2/15: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lowe's Paducah-Hinkleville Road, 5176 Hinkleville Road

2/17: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Lone Oak Church of Christ, 2960 Lone Oak Road

2/24: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church, 5178 Hinkleville Road

2/24: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Reidland Church of Christ, 5500 Kentucky Dam Road



Massac County, IL

Metropolis      

1/29: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Road

2/8: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Road

 

Pope County, IL

Golconda                   

2/1: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Monroe and Jefferson


Pulaski County, IL

Olmsted         

2/3: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Caledonia Community Church, 10076 State Hwy 37

Ullin

2/10: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd.

2/16: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cross Road United Methodist Church, 1289 Ullin Ave

Published 06:09 AM, Monday Jan. 25, 2021
Updated 11:30 AM, Monday Jan. 25, 2021

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