Red Cross makes emergency appeal for blood donations

Red Cross makes emergency appeal for blood donations
(Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)
(Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Saying the blood supply is at an extremely low level, the American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for donations of blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says blood donations have fallen short of the amount needed for hospitals in the past few months. In addition, the summer vacation season means many people postpone their donations because of their plans.

"Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which is why we are making this emergency request for donations," said Tiffany Taylor, external communications manager of the Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region. "Donations are urgently needed now to meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks. If you've thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It's the blood donations on the shelves that help save lives when an emergency occurs."

The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites to help offset the shortfall. The following is a list of blood donation sites and hours during the month of July provided by the American Red Cross.

East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
July 5: 10 am - 6 pm
July 7: Noon - 7 pm
July 8: 7 am - 3 pm
July 9: 9 am - 1 pm
July 12: 10 am - 6 pm
July 13: 10 am - 6 pm
July 14: noon - 7 pm
July 15: 7 am - 3 pm
July 16: 9 am - 1 pm
July 19: 10 am - 6 pm
July 21: noon - 7 p.m
July 22: 7 am - 3 pm
July 23: 9 am - 1 pm
July 26: 10 am - 6 pm
July 27: 10 am - 6 pm
July 28: noon - 7 pm
July 29: 7 am - 3 pm
July 30: 9 am - 1 pm

Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202
July 5: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 7: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 8: 8 am - 2 pm
July 12: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 14: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 15: 8 am - 2 pm
July 19: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 21: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 22: 8 am - 2 pm
July 26: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 28: 11 am - 6:30 pm
July 29: 8 am - 2 pm

Other Blood Donation Sites 
July 5 - 7

  • Churchill Downs, Millionaires Row, 700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208 Noon - 7 pm

July 8

  • Guiding Light Islamic Center, 6500 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40217 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 9

  • Clark County 4-H Fair, 9608 Hwy. 62 Charlestown, IN 47111 2 pm - 7 pm

July 10

  • Ascension Lutheran Church, 13724 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40245 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • St. Paul Catholic Church, 6901 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40258 9 am - 2 pm
  • First Christian Church, 3209 Middle Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 11 am - 4 pm

July 11

  • KY Telco, 3740 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Clark County Blood Donation Center, 1805 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 3 pm - 7 pm
  • Indian Creek Baptist Church, 3431 Georgetown Greenville Road, Georgetown, IN 47122 3 pm - 7 pm

July 12

  • Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 11 am - 3 pm
  • Jefferson Mall, 4801/B-302 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219 3 pm - 7 pm
  • Calvary Baptist Church, 2632 Michigan Road, Madison, IN 47250 2 pm - 7 pm

July 13

  • Louisville Autocenter Certified Building, 1 Swope Autocenter Drive, Louisville, KY 40299 11 am - 3 pm
  • Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main St., Madison, IN 47250 Noon - 5 pm
  • Hexion, 6200 Campground Road, Louisville, KY 40216 2 pm - 6 pm
  • St. Edward, 9608 Sue Helen Drive, Louisville, KY 40299 3 pm - 7 pm

July 14

  • Airport Industrial Center Building 91, 122 Rochester Drive, Bldg. 91, Louisville, KY 40214 Noon - 4 pm
  • St. Rita Catholic Church, 8709 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40219 3 pm - 7 pm
  • Highlander Point Center, 758 Highlander Point Drive, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119 3 pm - 8 pm

July 15

  • Home Depot, 10301 Westport Road, Louisville, KY  40241 10 am - 2 pm

July 16

  • Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, 2005 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, KY 40205 10 am - 2 pm

July 17

  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, KY 40205 9 am - 1 pm
  • Cornerstone Community Church, 6639 St. Mary's Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119 Noon - 4 pm
  • New Beginnings Community Church, 104 Wooded Valley Drive, New Albany, IN 47150 11 am - 4 pm

July 18

  • Kentuckiana Allergy, 9113 Leesgate Road, Louisville, KY 40222 2 pm - 7 pm
  • Zaxby's, 2870 Technology Ave., New Albany, IN 47150 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Kroger, 2440 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205 5 pm - 9 pm

July 19

  • Okolona Fire Department, 8501 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40219 4 pm - 8 pm

July 20

  • University of Louisville Red Barn, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 1 pm - 6 pm
  • North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62, Madison, IN 47250 2 pm - 7 pm
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7880 St. Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY 40258 4 pm - 8 pm

July 21

  • Bailey's Tools, 1338 S. Shelby St., Louisville, KY 40217 9 am - 1 pm
  • Texas Roadhouse Holdings, 6040 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 10 am - 3 pm
  • Shively Baptist Church, 1599 Sadie Lane, Louisville, KY 40216 3 pm - 8 pm

July 22

  • Bass Pro Shops, 951 Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville, IN 47129 11 am - 3 pm
  • City County Building New Albany, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany, IN 47150 11 am - 4 pm
  • Zaxby's, 4949 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216 2 pm - 7 pm

July 23

  • Owl Creek Gym, 10607 Hobbs Station Road, Louisville, KY 40223 9 am - 2 pm

July 24

  • Columbine Campus, 7718 Columbine Drive, Louisville, KY 40258 9 am - 1 pm
  • Parkland Baptist Church, 7206 Shepherdsville Road, Louisville, KY 40219 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

July 25

  • Zaxby's, 5025 Mud Lane, Louisville, KY 40229 noon - 4 pm, 3 pm - 7 pm, 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Zaxby's of Middletown, 807 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243 1 pm - 7 pm

July 26

  • YMCA, 33 State St., New Albany, IN 47150 9 am - 1 pm
  • Anytime Fitness, 1321 Clifty Drive, Madison, IN 47250 2 pm - 6 pm

July 26

  • Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 310 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 8 am - noon
  • Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40291 3 pm - 7 pm

July 27

  • Alliant Technologies, 2080 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223 7/27/2016: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Louisville Zoo/ Metro Parks, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Middletown Fire Department - Station #2, 10217 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40223 2 pm - 6 pm

July 29

  • Signature Healthcare of South Louisville, 1120 Cristland Road, Louisville, KY 40214 8 am - 1 pm
  • Maryhurst, 1015 Dorsey Lane, Louisville, KY 40243 9 am - 1 pm
  • Siemens Rail Automation, 2400 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223 10 am - 2 pm
  • Walmart, 7101 Cedar Springs Blvd., Louisville, KY 40291 11 am - 3 pm

July 30

  • Sister Bean's Coffee House, 5225 New Cut Road, Louisville, KY 40214 9 am - 2 pm

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