American Red Cross donations affected by shutdown and cold temps

American Red Cross donations affected by shutdown and cold temps
Medical experts are requesting for people with O-negative, O-positive, and A-B blood to donate as soon as possible.

(KFVS) - American Red Cross officials said rigid temperatures and the government shutdown reduced lifesaving donations.

This month, more than 4,600 Red Cross blood and platelet donations were canceled due to severe winter weather and additional cancellations are expected this week.

Officials ask donors in areas affected by winter weather to make an appointment now to give once it is safe to travel.

More than four percent of Red Cross blood collections also come from drives sponsored by military and local, state and federal government agencies. Officials estimated about 30 blood drives hosted by federal offices were canceled across the country due to the shutdown. This left more than 900 donations uncollected.

Officials said there is less than a three-day supply of most blood types on hand. That is less than the five-day supply of blood the organization strives to meet in order to meet the needs of patients and to be prepared for emergencies that require significant volumes of donated blood products.

All eligible donors, especially platelet donors and blood donors with type O blood, are urgently needed to help restock the shelves for hospital patients. Donation appointments can be easily scheduled by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 29-Feb. 28:

ILLINOIS

Franklin

Benton

2/6/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Franklin Hospital, 201 Bailey Lane

Thompsonville

2/5/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thompsonville High School, 21135 Shawneetown Road

Whittington

2/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Whittington Church, 200 Main Street

Jackson

Carbondale

1/31/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, 405 West Jackson

2/1/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Center for Medical Arts, 2601 West Main

2/5/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Southern Illinois University Carbondale Greek Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive

2/6/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Southern Illinois University Carbondale Greek Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive

2/15/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Morris Library, 605 Agriculture Drive

2/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 303 South Poplar Street

2/21/2019: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Newman Center, 715 South Washington

2/22/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., SIH System Office, University Mall, 1239 East Main

2/25/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Engineering, 1230 Lincoln Drive, Building A

2/28/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., SIU Credit Union, 395 Giant City Road

Murphysboro

1/29/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Southern Illinois University Transportation Education Center, 545 North Airport Road

2/1/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Murphysboro Pomona Somerset Fire Protection District, Murphysboro Pomona Somerset Fire Protection District, 322 S. Williams Street

2/22/2019: 4:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., Penn Aluminum, 1117 North Second Street

2/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Penn Aluminum, 1117 North Second Street

Jefferson

Bluford

1/30/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bluford Elementary School, 907 West 6th Street

Mount Vernon

1/29/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Medline Industries, 210 North 10th Street

1/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mount Vernon High School, 11101 North Wells ByPass

2/14/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Crossroads Community Hospital, 8 Doctors Park Road

2/14/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Crossroads Community Hospital, 8 Doctors Park Road

Perry

Du Quoin

1/30/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Du Quoin High School, 500 East South Street

Pinckneyville

2/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Pinckneyville Community Hospital, 5383 State Route 154

Union

Anna

1/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church-Anna, 402 Freeman St.

2/14/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 409 Morgan Street

2/20/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, 608 South Main Street

Williamson

Carterville

2/13/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., John A Logan College, 700 Logan College Road

2/27/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Carterville Junior High School, 816 South Division

Herrin

2/15/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Herrin Hospital - Medical Arts Conference Center, 220 South Park Avenue

2/27/2019: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Herrin Church of Christ, 3101 South Park Avenue

Marion

1/30/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Longfellow Elementary School, 1400 West Hendrickson Street

2/3/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 930 West Cherry

2/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., The HUB, 917 West Main

2/24/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 600 North Russell

2/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1201 Fair Street

2/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., VA Medical Center, 2401 West Main

MISSOURI

Bollinger

Leopold

2/10/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Leopold Elementary School, 100 Main Street

Marble Hill

2/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Woodland High School, Route 5, Box 3210

Patton

2/4/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Meadow Heights High School, Highway 72

Butler

Poplar Bluff

2/8/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Medic One Ambulance, 414 North 5th Street

2/11/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Three Rivers College, 2080 Three Rivers Boulevard

2/11/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Poplar Bluff Elks Lodge, 6653 Highway 67 North

2/12/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Three Rivers College, 2080 Three Rivers Boulevard

2/22/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Poplar Bluff, 2414 Katy Lane

2/25/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., John J Pershing VA Medical Center, 1500 N Westwood, Hwy 67 N

2/28/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., O'Neal Elementary School, 2300 Baugh Lane

Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau

1/29/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

1/29/2019: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Isle Casino, 777 North Main Street

1/30/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

1/31/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., US Bank, 325 North Kingshighway

2/1/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/1/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Cape Christian School, 2911 Kage Road, Cape Bible Chapel

2/2/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/3/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/4/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/5/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/6/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/7/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 Clark Street

2/8/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/8/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lynwood Baptist Church, 2935 Lynwood Hills Drive

2/9/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/10/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/11/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Vincent Depaul Grade School, 1919 Ritter

2/12/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/13/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/15/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/16/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/17/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/18/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/19/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/20/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/21/2019: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m., Southeast Health, 1701 Lacey Street

2/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saint Francis Medical Center, 211 St Francis Drive

2/21/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Southeast Health, 1701 Lacey Street

2/22/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/23/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/24/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/25/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/26/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

2/27/2019: 12:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center, 20 South Mt Auburn Road

Delta

2/27/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Delta High School, 324 Liberty

Oak Ridge

1/29/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 4154 State Highway E

Carter

Van Buren

2/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Carter County Senior Center, 14 Ball Park Road

Dunklin

Cardwell

2/15/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Southland High School, 500 South Main

Kennett

2/12/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 College Avenue

Iron

Arcadia

2/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Arcadia Academy, 211 S College St

Madison

Fredericktown

1/30/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy Fredericktown, 1025 Highway 72 Bypass

2/13/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 137 South Main

Marquand

1/30/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Marquand Zion High School, 205 East Morley

Mississippi

East Prairie

2/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Church of God, 322 North Washington Street

2/6/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Church of God, 322 North Washington Street

2/21/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., East Prairie High School, 304 East Walnut Street

New Madrid

Gideon

2/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Gideon School District, 400 North Main Street

New Madrid

2/14/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., New Madrid Community Center, Mills and Parks Street

Pemiscot

Steele

2/18/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Steele Community Center, 101 South Walnut Street

Wardell

2/13/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Pemiscot County High School, 102 School Street

Perry

Perryville

2/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Perryville Elementary School, 326 College

2/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., St Vincent High School, 210 South Waters

Reynolds

Ellington

2/13/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Southern Reynolds County High School, 1 School Street

Ripley

Doniphan

2/28/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Current River Career Center, 302 Spring Street

Scott

Chaffee

2/28/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Ambrose Catholic Church, 418 South 3rd Street

Kelso

2/4/2019: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St Augustine School, 231 South Messmer Street

Sikeston

1/29/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Do It Best, 2600 Rose Parkway

1/31/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sikeston High School, 200 Pine Street

2/4/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Highway 61 North

2/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Missouri Delta Medical Center, 1008 North Main

2/20/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University, 2401 North Main

2/27/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., YMCA, 511 Taylor

Stoddard

Advance

2/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Advance High School, 201 East School

Bernie

2/7/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bernie High School, 516 West Main

Bloomfield

2/13/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomfield High School, 301 West Missouri

Dexter

2/18/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Dexter Elks Lodge #2439, 325 North Two Mile Road

2/18/2019: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove Community Church, 13798 East State Highway H

2/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 102 East Castor

2/27/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., T.S. Hill Middle School, 1107 Brown Pilot Lane

Puxico

2/1/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mingo Job Corps Center, 4253 State Highway T

Wayne

Piedmont

2/22/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Clearwater High School - Middle School, Highway 34 East

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