Last weeks snow and below zero temperatures forced hundreds of blood drives to be cancelled across some 25 states--including Indiana. As a result, blood supplies have dropped significantly. The American Red Cross is calling on Hoosiers to give as there is an especially urgent need for platelet donors and donors with types O, A negative and B blood.
Read more about the shortage at: http://www.nwitimes.com/business/healthcare/red-cross-seeks-nwi-blood-donors/article_3741583f-6292-5579-bea8-bc134c2b4f78.html
A number of blood drives are scheduled to be held throughout Lake County for the remainder of January:
Sat. Jan. 18th 9-11:30 a.m. at Charter Fitness, 1642 U.S. 1 in Schererville
Sat. Jan. 18th 1:30-4 p.m. Charter Fitness, 8560 E. Ridge Rd. in Hobart
Mon. Jan. 20th 1-6 p.m. St. John Township Community Center, 1515 Lincoln Highway in Schererville
Thu. Jan. 23rd 10a.m.-12:30p.m. Indiana Botanic Gardens, 3401 W. 37th Ave. in Hobart
Thu. Jan. 23rd 2:30-5:30p.m. Henry S. Evans Elementary School, 2915 E. 35th Ave. in Lake Station
Sat. Jan. 25th 9 a.m.-1p.m. St. John the Baptist, 1844 Lincoln Ave. in Whiting
Sat. Jan. 25th 9a.m.-3p.m. Adler Strong in the field house concourse, 600 N. Wiggs St. in Griffith
Mon. Jan. 27th 12:30-6:30p.m. St. Bridget gym, 107 Main St. in Hobart
Wed. Jan. 29th, 9a.m.-3p.m. Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway in Gary
Merrillville donor center, 791 E. 83rd Ave. in Merrillville. Mondays 12:30-5pm and 1st and 3rd Sat. of each month, 8a.m.- noon.