Red Cross emphasizes need for blood donors as Ohio transitions out of pandemic

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive Friday in German Village as the organization struggles to replenish the emergency blood supply for the summer.

Organization officials are concerned that blood donor turnout may lapse now that Ohio is transitioning out of the pandemic.

To encourage Ohioans to give blood, the Red Cross is offering incentives:

  • At select drives,  presenting donors will receive a Cedar Fair admission ticket
  • All presenting donors will receive a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium buy-one-get-one free entry coupon
  • A $5 gift card and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card
  • A chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps five, powered by Suburban Propane.

Friday’s blood drive takes place Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the German Village Society, 588 S. 3rd Street, Columbus.

Other donor times and locations can be found on the Red Cross Blood Donor App at, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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