Red Cross Hopes to Boost Summer Blood Donations


The American Red Cross is working to make sure it has a sufficient number of blood donations over the summer months. In a press release, the Red Cross says that summer vacations and activities often mean regular donors are too busy to give blood. They say that during June, July, and August, each Red Cross blood drive is about two donors short of what’s needed to meet patients’ needs.

Blood drives are being held today in Winamac, Plymouth, and Valparaiso. You can donate blood at the Knights of Columbus in Winamac from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Key Bank in Plymouth from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., and at First Christian Church in Valparaiso from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it today, the American Red Cross is offering an incentive for those who donate blood or platelets over the Memorial Day holiday. From May 27 through 31, donors will get a Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.

Visit for a complete list of blood drives or to schedule an appointment.