Red Cross Trying To Boost Blood Supplies

by Rick Howlett on July 13, 2010

The American Red Cross in Louisville has scheduled a series of blood drives this month to shore up supplies.

Spokesperson Christie Wesley says the summer months are typically slow for donations.

“During the summer regular donors and even people who would consider donating for the first time blood donation doesn’t seem to be the first thought during the summer. People who regularly schedule donations, they’re busy with family, experiencing the warm weather, going on vacation,” she said.

Wesley says all blood types are welcome but there is a special need for RH negative, O negative, B negative types.    

Some Upcoming Donation Opportunities (for more information, call 589-4450):

Friday, July 16, 9am-2pm, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness,
400 E. Gray Streeet

Saturday, July 17, 9am-1pm, Owl Creek Community Association, 10607 Hobbs Station Road

Sunday, July 18, 1-6pm, Governor’s Scholars, Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road

Monday, July 19 10am-2pm, Sullivan College of Technology and Design, 3901 Atkinson Square

Monday, July 19, 4-8pm, Chapel Hill United Church of Christ, 2307 Embassy Lane

Monday, July 19, 408pm, Kenwood Heights Christian Church, 5620 New Cut Road

Tuesday, July 20, Noon-5pm, University of Louisville Speed School, 220 Eastern Parkway

By Andy Freudenburg

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