The American Red Cross is in desperate need of eligible blood and platelet donors in helping resupply their shelves after severe winter weather caused a cancellation of nearly 300 blood drives across 27 states.

The organization said more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations have been left uncollected since Dec. 1.

A regular donor, Jim Taylor who’s son, Aaron, was born with a rare liver condition, and received 115 transfusions in the short two months of his life, said he knows how it feels to have a loved one waiting for a transfusion.

“When the Red Cross says there is a shortage, they are not exaggerating,” said Taylor in a press release. “I now know from experience that what they are saying is somewhere there is a father waiting on the donation that will save his son’s life. When the Red Cross asks for help, what that means is a new dad is praying for a miracle.”

Through Feb. 28, donors in the central Ohio area can enter to win $2,000 in Kroger gift cards through the upcoming blood donation opportunities are scheduled throughout Franklin County.

Canal Winchester

  • 1/25/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Revolution Realty Blood Drive, 25 E. Waterloo Street
  • 1/31/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., BrockStrong Foundation at Shade On The Canal, 300 Washington Street

Columbus

  • 1/20/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/20/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Germain Automotive Company, 4300 Morse Crossing
  • 1/20/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., OSU College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue
  • 1/20/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3535 Olentangy River Road
  • 1/20/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hilliard Horizon Elementary School, 6000 Renner Rd
  • 1/21/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/21/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 1/22/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Church, 40 E. Dominion
  • 1/23/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Physics Research Building, 191 West Woodruff Avenue
  • 1/23/2017: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., OSU RPAC, 337 Annie & John Glenn Ave
  • 1/23/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 1/24/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nestor Hall, 550 East Spring Street
  • 1/24/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/25/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ohio State University Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street
  • 1/25/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/26/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Parks Hall, 500 West 12th
  • 1/26/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ohio State University College of Dentistry, 305 West 12th Avenue
  • 1/26/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble – South Campus Gateway, 1598 N. High St.
  • 1/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 1/26/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., OSU Adventure Recreation Center (ARC), 855 Woody Hayes Dr.
  • 1/26/2017: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Taylor Tower, 55 W Lane Ave
  • 1/27/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/27/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., OSU Wilce Student Health Center, 1875 Milliken Road
  • 1/27/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ohio State University Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street
  • 1/27/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., 18th Ave Library, 175 W. 18th Ave
  • 1/28/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 1/28/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 1/29/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Christ the King-Columbus, 2777 E. Livingston Ave
  • 1/30/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 1/30/2017: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., OSU Park-Stradley, 120 W. 11th Ave
  • 1/31/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., OSU Derby Hall, 1010 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall
  • 1/31/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road
  • 1/31/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/1/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road
  • 2/1/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., OSU College of Public Health, 1841 Neil Ave.
  • 2/1/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/1/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Canfield Hall, 236 West 11th Avenue
  • 2/1/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., IBEW-Local 683, 947 Goodale Ave.
  • 2/2/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Siegel Center, 6001 East Broad Street
  • 2/2/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ohio State University Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street
  • 2/2/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/2/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Road
  • 2/2/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 2/3/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/3/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Pfahl Hall, Pfahl Hall, 280 W Woodruff Ave
  • 2/4/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/4/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 2/4/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 186 N 17th Ave
  • 2/5/2017: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad Street
  • 2/6/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., OSU Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave.
  • 2/6/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., 18TH AVE LIBRARY, 175 W. 18th Ave, Science and Engineering Library
  • 2/6/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 2/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., St. Peter Church, St. Peter’s Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road
  • 2/7/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ohio State University Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street
  • 2/7/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Scott Laboratory, 201 W. 19th Ave., Scott Laboratory
  • 2/7/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/8/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 452 West 10th Avenue
  • 2/8/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 452 West 10th Avenue
  • 2/8/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/9/2017: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m., iHeartMedia, 2323 W. Fifth Avenue
  • 2/9/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., OSU Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue
  • 2/9/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/9/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 2/10/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/10/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Research Administration Building, 1960 Kenny Road
  • 2/10/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., OSU Department of English, Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Ave
  • 2/10/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ohio State University Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street
  • 2/10/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad Street
  • 2/11/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/11/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 2/11/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Easton Gateway/Dick’s Sporting Goods, 4304 Easton Gateway Drive
  • 2/12/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Shamrock Club, 60 W Castle
  • 2/13/2017: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Doctors Hospital, 5100 West Broad Street
  • 2/13/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., OSU ROTC-Converse Hall, 2121 Tuttle Park Drive, 153 Converse Hall
  • 2/13/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., OSU Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Dr.
  • 2/13/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Doctors Hospital, 5100 West Broad Street
  • 2/13/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westbelt Blood Donation Center, 4327 Equity Drive
  • 2/14/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nestor Hall, 550 East Spring Street
  • 2/14/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Stillman Hall
  • 2/14/2017: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ohio State University Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street
  • 2/14/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/15/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, 1125 College
  • 2/15/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Carriage Place Blood Donation Center, 4820 Sawmill Road
  • 2/15/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Evans Scholars House, 121 E. 16th Ave.

Dublin

  • 1/23/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St.
  • 1/24/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., CheckSmart, 6805 Bobcat Way, Room 212
  • 1/28/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Discover Christian Church, 2900 Martin Rd
  • 1/30/2017: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dublin Baptist Church, 7195 Coffman Rd.

Gahanna

  • 1/20/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/21/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/23/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/24/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/25/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/27/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/28/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/30/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 1/31/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/1/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/2/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/3/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/4/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/4/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St Matthew the Apostle Church, 795 Havens Corners Rd.
  • 2/5/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., New Life Church, 3690 N. Stygler Road
  • 2/6/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/7/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/8/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/9/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/10/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/11/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/12/2017: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Stonybrook United Methodist Church, 485 Cherrybottom Road
  • 2/13/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/14/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane
  • 2/15/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stone Ridge Blood Donation Center, 337 Stoneridge Lane

Grove City

  • 2/1/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grove City Kingston Center Community Drive, 3226 Kingston Avenue
  • 2/15/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mount Carmel Grove City, 5300 North Meadows Drive

Groveport

  • 2/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St Mary’s Church Groveport, 5684 Groveport Road

Hilliard

  • 1/27/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hilliard Public Library, 4772 Cemetery Road
  • 2/3/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Brendan Church, 4475 Dublin Road
  • 2/8/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School, 4681 Leap Rd.

New Albany

  • 1/31/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., New Albany Surgical Hospital Foundation, 7277 Smiths Mill Road
  • 2/6/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., New Albany Methodist Church, 20 Third St.

Reynoldsburg

  • 2/6/2017: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Ohio Dept. of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main Street

Upper Arlington

  • 1/21/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Rd.

Westerville

  • 2/2/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Campus Center, 100 West Home Street
  • 2/2/2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westerville Community UCC, 770 County Line Rd.
  • 2/4/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State Street
  • 2/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wilder Elementary, 6375 Goldfinch Dr.

Worthington

  • 1/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 600 High Street
  • 1/28/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street
  • 2/7/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Worthington Education Association, 200 East Wilson Bridge Road
  • 2/13/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High Street

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