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The following American Red Cross blood drives in the River Valley Blood Services Region are canceled due to recent severe winter weather:

  • Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Rd. Louisville, KY 40205 – 1/20/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Commonwealth Office of Technology, 101 Cold Harbor Drive Frankfort, KY 4061 – 1/20/2016: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Frankfort High School, 320 Shelby St. Frankfort, KY 40601 – 1/20/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • University of Louisville MITC, U of L Miller Information Technology Center Louisville, KY 40292 – 1/20/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Walmart, 3795 E. John Rowan Blvd. Bardstown, KY 40004 – 1/20/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Rd Simpsonville, KY 40067 – 1/20/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

When it’s considered safe to travel, eligible donors of all blood types are urged to make anappointment to give by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Red Cross has urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood.

How to donate blood

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a home or work computer prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.