The American Red Cross needs additional donors to bring back the missing A’s, B’s and O’s. For patients who need A, B, O and AB blood types, these missing letters mean life. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer.

To draw attention that blood types sometimes do go missing from hospital shelves, A’s, B’s and O’s began disappearing on June 11 from iconic brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites as part of the Missing Types campaign. The campaign is raising awareness of the need for more blood donors.

More donors are needed now to help ensure patients don’t have to wait for blood products. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who come to donate July 1-6 with an exclusive Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Whitley County

Columbia City

July 5: 9-11 a.m., Passages, Inc, 333 N. Oak St.

July 5: 1-4 p.m., Impact CNC, 1380 S. Williams Drive

July 10: Noon-4 p.m., Micropulse, 5865 E. S.R. 14

Churubusco 

July 25: 1:30-6:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 9251 E. SR 205

Allen County

Fort Wayne

July 3: 12:15-7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 4: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 4: 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 5: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 5: 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 6: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 6: 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 7: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 7: 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 7: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 Tillman Road

July 8: 12:15-7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 8: 1-7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 9: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ruoff Home Mortgage, 1700 Magnavox Way, Suite 220

July 9: 12:15-7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 9: 1-7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 10: 12:15-7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 10 1:30-6:30 p.m., StoryPoint, 3715 Union Chapel Road

July 10: 2-8 p.m., Blackhawk Ministries, 7400 E. State St.

July 11: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 11: 11:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 12: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 12: 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 13: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

July 13: 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 13: Noon-4 p.m., Three Rivers Festival Fort Wayne, Barr Street

July 14: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson St., Suite 107

July 14: 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 14: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Pointe Church, 5335 Bass Road

July 15: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive

July 15: 12:15-7 p.m., Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road

July 15: 12:30-6:30 p.m., Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive

July 15: 1-7 p.m., Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107

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