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Red Cross needs blood donors; launches new campaign

The arm of a donor is prepared before giving blood. (Source: Cedra Mayfield, WAVE 3 News) The arm of a donor is prepared before giving blood. (Source: Cedra Mayfield, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the Red Cross. That's 40,000 patients each day.

In any given year, only three percent of the U.S. population donates, and it's only continuing to shrink. That's why over the next few months, before people jet off on their summer getaways, the Red Cross wants them to make a stop somewhere else.

"During the summer, we have quite a shortage of blood donations and we're losing blood donors and we really need people to give," Regional Red Cross CEO, Jennifer Adrio, said.

She isn't exaggerating either. The Red Cross said it loses nearly 80,000 donors every year.

A recent survey done for the organization found that one third of the public has never even considered giving blood.

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"For those who have never donated before, or those who haven't rolled up a sleeve in a few years, the campaign message is clear," said Adrio. "You are the missing type and patients need you."

That's why UofL Hospital, as well as other community sponsors, have teamed up for the #MissingTypes initiative.

It's all about A, B, and O... blood types, that is.

However, iconic brands and organizations will be removing those letters from their logos and social media.

"It's to make people think, 'Huh, I wonder what that's about,' and hopefully look further onto the redcross.org," Adrio said.

This campaign lasts from June 11 to July 3. World Blood Donor Day is Thursday, June 14.

For more information about giving blood and to make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities (listed in chronological order)

Clark County Blood Donation Center, 1805 E. 8th St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

6/11/2018: 1 - 6 p.m.

Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202

6/11/2018: noon - 6:45 p.m.
6/12/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/13/2018: 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
6/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/15/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
6/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
6/18/2018: noon - 6:45 p.m.
6/19/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/20/2018: 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
6/21/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/22/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/23/2018: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
6/24/2018: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
6/25/2018: noon - 6:45 p.m.
6/26/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/27/2018: 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
6/28/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/29/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7/1/2018: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7/2/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
7/3/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
7/4/2018: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane Louisville, KY 40207

6/11/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/12/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/13/2018: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
6/14/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/15/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/17/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/18/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/19/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/20/2018: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
6/21/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/22/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/23/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/24/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/25/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/26/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
6/27/2018: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
6/28/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/29/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
6/30/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
7/1/2018: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
7/2/2018: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
7/3/2018: noon - 7 p.m.
7/4/2018: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Clark County Blood Donation Center, 1805 E. 8th St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

6/18/2018: 1 - 6 p.m.
6/25/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
7/2/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

UofL Hospital #MissingType drive, 530 S. Jackson St. Louisville, KY 40202

6/11/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech Community College, 590 Ivy Tech Drive Madison, IN 47250

6/12/2018: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 316 N Sherwood Ave. Clarksville, IN 47129

6/12/2018: 2 - 6 p.m.

Beechland Baptist Church #MissingType drive, 4613 Greenwood Road Louisville, KY 40258

6/13/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Okolona Fire Department, 8501 Preston Highway Louisville, KY 40219

6/13/2018: 4 - 8 p.m.

University of Louisville Speed School, 220 Eastern Parkway Louisville, KY 40202

6/14/2018: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane New Albany, IN 47150

6/14/2018: 3 - 7 p.m.

Armed Forces Center, 9144 Taylorsville Road Louisville, KY 40299

6/15/2018: noon - 5 p.m.

Armed Forces Center, 1025 Veteran's Parkway, Suite 400 Clarksville, IN 47129

6/15/2018: noon - 6 p.m.

Culver's, 11801 Interchange Drive Louisville, KY 40229

6/16/2018: noon - 5 p.m.

Kroger, 200 New Albany Plaza New Albany, IN 47150

6/16/2018: 2 - 6 p.m.

Watkins United Methodist Church, 9800 Westport Road Louisville, KY 40241

6/17/2018: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Zaxby's, 2740 Allison Lane Jeffersonville, IN 47130

6/18/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.

Zaxby's, 4949 Dixie Highway Louisville, KY 40216

6/18/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.

Northside Christian, 4407 Charlestown Road New Albany, IN 47150

6/18/2018: 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Immanuel United Church of Christ #MissingType drive, 2300 Taylorsville Road Louisville, KY 40205

6/18/2018: 3 - 8 p.m.

St. Stephen Lutheran, 5903 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40291

6/19/2018: 3- 7 p.m.

First Source, 5111 Commerce Crossings Drive, Suite 108, Louisville, KY 40229

6/20/2018: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

American Air Filter, 9920 Corporate Campus Drive Louisville, KY 40223

6/20/2018: 2 - 5 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7880 St Andrews Church Road Louisville, KY 40258

6/20/2018: 4 - 8 p.m.

UPS Air Group Building, 1400 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40223

6/20/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 South State St., Louisville, KY 40206

6/20/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St. Madison, IN 47250

6/21/2018: noon - 5 p.m.

One Community Church, 1810 Blackiston Mill Road Clarksville, IN 47129

6/21/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.

Purofirst, 2251 Stanley Gault Pkwy Louisville, KY 40223

6/21/2018: 3 - 7 p.m.

UPS Brokerage, 1930 Bishop Lane Louisville, KY 40218

6/22/2018: 7 a.m. - noon

Fern Creek Fire Department, 6200 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40291

6/24/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Agnes, 1920 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205

6/24/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

St. Mary of the Knobs, 5719 St. Mary's Road Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

6/25/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.

ZAXBY'S, 5025 Mud Lane Louisville, KY 40229

6/25/2018: 2 - 8 p.m.

Kroger Hillview, 5001 Mud Lane Louisville, KY 40229

6/26/2018: 3 - 7 p.m.

Southeast Christian Church - SouthWest, 8301 St. Andrews Church Road Louisville, KY 40258

6/26/2018: 3 - 8 p.m.

Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane Louisville, KY 40205

6/27/2018: 3 - 7 p.m.

Premier Surgery Center, 2511 Terra Crossing Blvd. Louisville, KY 40245

6/28/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Louisville Athletic Club, 9463 Westport Road Louisville, KY 40241

6/28/2018: 2 - 5 p.m.

Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40207

6/28/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.

Optimist Club of Georgetown, 8260 St. Road 64 Georgetown, IN 47122

6/28/2018: 3 - 7:30 p.m.

YMCA-Norton Commons, 11000 Brownsboro Road Prospect, KY 40059

6/28/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ormsby Three, 10200 Forest Green Blvd. Louisville, KY 40223

6/29/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Signature Healthcare LLC, 12201 Bluegrass Parkway Louisville, KY 40299

6/29/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40218

6/30/2018: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shawnee Lodge 830, 7016 Southside Drive Louisville, KY 40214

7/1/2018: noon - 4 p.m.

St. Rita Catholic Church #MissingType drive, 8709 Preston Highway Louisville, KY 40219

7/1/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Hero #MissingType drive, Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave. Louisville, KY 40208

7/10/2018: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Culver's, 11801 Interchange Drive Louisville, KY 40229

7/2/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.

St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 2608 Browns Lane Louisville, KY 40220

7/2/2018: 3 - 7 p.m.

Shively Christian Church, 1822 Kendall Lane Louisville, KY 40216

7/3/2018: 3 - 7 p.m.

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