Governor Mike Pence declares Blood Donation Week in Indiana

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This week is National Blood Donation Week, but Governor Mike Pence is going one step further.

In addition to echoing the National Blood Donation Week proclamation, he’s also proclaimed Saturday, September 10th “Blood Donation Day” in Indiana, according to our reporting partners at ABC 57.

This is the first time a national blood donation week has been declared. Dr. Daliah Wachs with the American Red Cross started the initiative earlier this summer and asked governors to declare the service week in their state. It’s an attempt to get communities aware of the constant need for blood supply.

“The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is the period we see the need for blood going out to trauma patients,” said Rodney Wilson, External Communications Manager at the American Red Cross.

There are several blood drives scheduled this week in Michiana:

Elkhart County

Elkhart

9/8/2016: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 112 E. Lexington Ave.

Goshen

9/5/2016: 7:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana

9/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana

9/6/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church/School, 109 West Monroe Street

9/7/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana

9/9/2016: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana

9/10/2016: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Goshen Blood Donation Center, 1123 South Indiana

9/10/2016: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, 64901 CR 11

La Porte County

Michigan City

9/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 St. John Road

Marshall County

Argos

9/6/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Argos Elementary School, 600 Yearick Ave.

Bourbon

9/7/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Triton High School, 300 Triton Dr.

Culver

9/8/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Culver-Union Township Public Library, 107 N. Main Street

Plymouth

9/6/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., LifePlex, 2855 Miller Drive

9/10/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Indiana National Guard, 1220 W Madison Street

St Joseph County

Walkerton

9/7/2016: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Lincoln Township Community Building, 3098 S. 800 East (Fish Lake)

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