Help refuel blood supply at upcoming Red Cross drives in La Porte County


The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.

This spring, the Red Cross is teaming up with INDYCAR to urge people to help keep the blood supply on track by donating blood or platelets. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

As a special thank you, those who come to give blood or platelets April 1-15 will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500. The Red Cross will also automatically enter all who come to give in April for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

Upcoming blood drives in La Porte County

La Porte

4/2/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Northwest Health – La Porte, 1007 W. Lincoln Way
4/3/2021: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 820 Jefferson Ave.
4/7/2021: noon – 5 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 201 Bach St.
4/9/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Northwest Health La Porte, 1007 W. Lincoln Way
4/12/2021: noon – 6 p.m., First Church of God, 2020 East Lincoln Way

Michigan City

4/6/2021: noon – 6 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 St. John Rd.

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