Blood drive set at Immanuel Lutheran Church


The American Red Cross plans to conduct a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S. Walnut St., Seymour.

The incorrect location was listed on Page 1 of Wednesday’s Tribune.

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in the United States, according to a news release from the organization.

Cold and flu season has already impacted the nation’s ability to maintain its blood supply. As the number of coronavirus cases grows, the number of people eligible to give blood for patients in need could decrease further.

The Red Cross only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation and who meet other eligibility requirements, available at

The Red Cross has implemented new blood donation deferrals out of an abundance of caution. Individuals are asked to postpone their donation for 28 days following:

Travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, and Iran, Italy and South Korea

Diagnosis of COVID-19 or contact with a person who has or is suspected to have the virus

To schedule an appointment, visit or call 800-733-2767.

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