Red Cross drives scheduled amid severe blood shortage

The American Red Cross announced a “severe blood shortage” in the area June 15.

“Right now, hospitals are responding to an atypically high number of traumas and emergency room visits, as well as overdoses and resulting transplants,” an announcement from the organization said.

Several parishes are providing opportunities to donate blood. They are:

  • St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 3509 Taylor Boulevard, June 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • St. Agnes Church, 1920 Newburg Road, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • St. Bartholomew Church, 2042 Buechel Bank Road, June 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane, June 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Donors can make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767, visiting, downloading the Red Cross donor app or enabling the blood donor skill on Alexa Echo devices.

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