Red Cross announces local blood drives to combat holiday donation decline


Red Cross announces local blood drives to combat holiday donation decline

After a busy summer, the American Red Cross is preparing for the holidays with blood drives to keep blood banks stocked. Photo by Chuck Haupt for the American Red Cross 

 

The American Red Cross is seeking blood donations throughout the holiday season, scheduling dozens of blood drives across Middle Tennessee in the month of November.

The Red Cross is encouraging good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need, according to a release.

While every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood donation, the organization experiences a decline in donations from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel, the Red Cross reports. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing life-saving transfusions.

Mike Healey’s son was born prematurely, weighing 3 pounds, and immediately needed blood.

“I gave blood the next day and have done it 56 times since then,” Healey said. Though Healey’s son spent his first 49 days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit, he has thrived and is now a healthy, 10-year-old little league baseball player.

“I will never forget whoever selflessly gave blood for my son.”

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16-30

  • Gateway Assembly of God, 1642 Highway 12 S. Ashland City
    11/27/2017: noon – 6 p.m.
  • TriStar Summit Medical Center, 5655 Frist Blvd. Hermitage
    11/29/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Nashville Blood Donation Center, 2201 Charlotte Ave. Nashville
    11/16/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/17/2017: 7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    11/18/2017: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    11/20/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/21/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/22/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/24/2017: 7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    11/25/2017: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    11/27/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/28/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/29/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    11/30/2017: 9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Road, Nashville
    11/19/2017: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital GSO Education Center, 2000 Church St. Nashville
    11/22/2017: 7:30 a.m. – noon
  • Metro Nashville North Precinct, 2231 26th Ave. N. Nashville
    11/22/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, 1203 Enoch Jones Blvd.
    11/26/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Saint Thomas West Hospital, 4220 Harding Road, Nashville
    11/28/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • PARKS, 4025 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 601, Nashville
    11/29/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church Old Hickory, 1106 Hadley Ave. Old Hickory
    11/22/2017: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Northcrest Medical Center, 100 Northcrest Drive, Springfield
    11/30/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Murfreesboro Blood Donation Center, 501 Memorial Blvd. Murfreesboro
    11/16/2017: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    11/17/2017: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    11/18/2017: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    11/19/2017: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    11/20/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    11/24/2017: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    11/25/2017: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    11/26/2017: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    11/27/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    11/30/2017: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1267 N. Rutherford Blvd. Murfreesboro
    11/19/2017: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Sumner Regional Medical Center, 555 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin
    11/30/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Hendersonville Community Church, 381 W. Main, Hendersonville
    11/19/2017: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Hendersonville Medical Center, 355 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville
    11/21/2017: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, 650 E. Main Street, Hendersonville
    11/26/2017: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville
    11/27/2017: 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
    11/17/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Best Buy, 1600 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood
    11/21/2017: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 4241 Arno Road, Franklin
    11/19/2017: 7:45 a.m. – noon
  • Franklin Christian Church, 4040 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin
    11/21/2017: 2 – 8 p.m.
  • NHC Place at Cool Springs, 211 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin
    11/22/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Ave. Franklin
    11/25/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • The Pond, 595 Hillsboro Road, Suite 321, Franklin
    11/26/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oak Valley Baptist Church, 1161 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin
    11/30/2017: 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Wilson County Veterans Building, 945 E. Baddour Parkway
    11/20/2017: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 300 S. Tarver Ave. Lebanon
    11/26/2017: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Maple Hill Church of Christ, 102 Maple Hill Road, Lebanon
    11/27/2017: 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Stonebridge Community Clubhouse, 205 Meandering Drive, Lebanon
    11/28/2017: 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon
    11/30/2017: 12:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Mt Juliet Community Center, 1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway, Mount Juliet
    11/22/2017: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Kroger 590, 4120 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mount Juliet
    11/24/2017: noon – 4 p.m.

By giving blood or platelets, donors may give patients more time – and more holidays – with loved ones. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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