Red Cross: storm hurt blood reserves

WASHINGTON — The miserable weather has done more than tie up traffic and close schools. According to The American Red Cross, severe winter weather throughout January and into February forced them to cancel more than 1,000 Red Cross blood drives in 34 states and Washington, D.C., resulting in about 35,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

According to officials, the Red Cross must collect on average about 15,000 units of blood every day for patients at hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

Right now, there is an urgent need for type O negative, O positive, B negative and A negative blood.

    Here is a list of local blood drives:
  • 02/16/14, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1000 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD, 21228
  • 02/16/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm The Elms of Oakton, 3223 Arrowhead Circle, Fairfax, VA, 22030
  • 02/17/14, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Loyola University, 4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21210
  • 02/17/14, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Sinai Hospital, 2401 West Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21215
  • 02/17/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Anne Arundel County Library Crofton Branch, 1681 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD, 21114
  • 02/17/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2205 Old Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD, 21784
  • 02/17/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm Greenbelt American Legion Post 136, 6900 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
  • 02/17/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm New Life Center, 1824 Mountain RD, Joppa, MD, 21085
  • 02/17/14, 1:00 pm- 7:00 pm St. Anthony’s, 8816 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach, MD, 20714
  • 02/17/14, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8397 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton, MD, 21113
  • 02/17/14, 12:30 pm- 6:00 pm Burtonsville Fire Department #15, 13900 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
  • 02/17/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department, Drayden Rd, Valley Lee, MD, 20692
  • 02/17/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA, 20164
  • 02/18/14, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Georgetown Univ McCarthy Hall, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC, 20057
  • 02/18/14, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department, 3306 Abingdon RD, Abingdon, MD, 21009
  • 02/18/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Annapolis Moose Lodge 296, 1890 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, MD, 21401
  • 02/18/14, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Loyola University, 4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21210
  • 02/18/14, 12:00 pm- 5:30 pm Sinai Hospital, 2401 West Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21215
  • 02/18/14, 2:00 pm- 8:00 pm All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
  • 02/18/14, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm Moose College Park Lodge 453, 3700 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD, 20740
  • 02/18/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Staples Advantage, 7021 Dorsey Road, Hanover, MD, 21076
  • 02/18/14, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm Owings Mills Mall, 10300 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills, MD, 21117
  • 02/18/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm Messiah Lutheran Church, 5600 Old Washington Road, Sykesville, MD, 21784
  • 02/18/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm St. Stephen’s Traditional Episcopal Church, 11856 Mays Chapel Road, Timonium, MD, 21093
  • 02/18/14, 12:00 pm- 5:30 pm Carroll County Farm Bureau, Smith Avenue, Westminster, MD, 21157
  • 02/18/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Security Plus Federation Credit Union, 7135 Windsor Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD, 21244
  • 02/18/14, 1:30 pm- 7:15 pm American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield, VA, 22150
  • 02/19/14, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm George Washington University, 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006
  • 02/19/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm International Life Sciences Institute, 1156 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005
  • 02/19/14, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Georgetown Univ McCarthy Hall, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC, 20057
  • 02/19/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD, 21701
  • 02/19/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Prince George’s County Association of Realtors, 9200 Basil Court, Largo, MD, 20774
  • 02/19/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Sykesville, MD, 21784
  • 02/19/14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston, VA, 20190
  • 02/19/14, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr, Round Hill, VA, 20141
  • 02/19/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Prince William Ice Center, 5180 Dale Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA, 22193
  • 02/20/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton RD, Bel Air, MD, 21014
  • 02/20/14, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm The King’s Christian Academy, 20738 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD, 20620
  • 02/20/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm Indian Head Moose Lodge 1712, 11 Town Street, Indian Head, MD, 20640
  • 02/20/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park, MD, 20653
  • 02/20/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm American Legion Post 256, 19520 York Road, Parkton, MD, 21120
  • 02/20/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm Kaplan University, 1390 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850
  • 02/20/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Mercy Ridge Retirement, 2525 Pot Spring Rd, Timonium, MD, 21093
  • 02/20/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Alexandria Chapter House, 123 North Alfred St, Alexandria, VA, 22314
  • 02/20/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm The Hallmark Building, 13873 Park Center Rd, Herndon, VA, 20171
  • 02/21/14, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm UMMS @ BioPark, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201
  • 02/21/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews Church Rd, California, MD, 20619
  • 02/21/14, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Frederick County Health Dept., 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD, 21702
  • 02/21/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Y of Central Maryland, 1719 Sykesville Road, Westminster, MD, 21157
  • 02/21/14, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA, 22035
  • 02/21/14, 1:30 pm- 6:00 pm St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St NW, Leesburg, VA, 20176
  • 02/22/14, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20016
  • 02/22/14, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Grauls Market-Annapolis, 607 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD, 21401
  • 02/22/14, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County Bel Air, 525 West MacPhail RD, Bel Air, MD, 21014
  • 02/22/14, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Riverside Community Center, 1 Church Creek, Belcamp, MD, 21017
  • 02/22/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cedarbrook Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg, MD, 20871
  • 02/22/14, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Ln, District Heights, MD, 20747
  • 02/22/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 7721 Old Battle Grove Rd, Dundalk, MD, 21222
  • 02/22/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Bush Creek Church of the Brethren, 4821A Green Valley Road, Monrovia, MD, 21770

02/22/14, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 19401 B Middletown Road, Parkton, MD, 21120

02/22/14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Cascades Public Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA, 20165

02/23/14, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm St. Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Avenue, Pasadena, MD, 21122

02/23/14, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Towson Elks, 4 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, MD, 21204

02/23/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, VA, 20170

02/23/14, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, Mc Lean, VA, 22102

02/24/14, 2:15 pm- 7:45 pm New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 128 St. Marys Church RD, Abingdon, MD, 21009

02/24/14, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm University of Maryland Baltimore County Commons Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD, 21250

02/24/14, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe ST, Bel Air, MD, 21014

02/24/14, 2:30 pm- 7:30 pm Faith Family Church, 4150 Sykesville Road, Finksburg, MD, 21048

02/24/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm American Legion La Plata, Rt. 301 North, La Plata, MD, 20646

02/24/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Covenant of Grace Church, 820 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136

02/24/14, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crane Highway, Waldorf, MD, 20601

02/24/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm NVAA, 1200 N. Veitch St, Arlington, VA, 22201

02/24/14, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm DRC, 950 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA, 22203

02/24/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln, Manassas, VA, 20110

02/25/14, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm University of Maryland Baltimore County Commons Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD, 21250

02/25/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm The Community College of Baltimore, 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD, 21237

02/25/14, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Frederick Memorial Hospital, 400 W 7th St., Frederick, MD, 21701

02/25/14, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm Sandy Spring Bank & Lions Club Willard H Derrick Building, 17801 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD, 20832

02/25/14, 1:30 pm- 5:30 pm Westminster Moose Lodge 1381, 309 Buena Vista Drive, Westminster, MD, 21157

02/25/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Alexandria Chapter House, 123 North Alfred St, Alexandria, VA, 22314

02/25/14, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm Arlington Virginia Institute of Religion, 745 23rd st, Arlington, VA, 22203

02/25/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Bull Run Middle School, 6308 Carthapin Road, Gainesville, VA, 20155

02/26/14, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm American University College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016

02/26/14, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm University of Maryland Baltimore County Commons Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD, 21250

02/26/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Bowie City Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD, 20716

02/26/14, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD, 21157

02/26/14, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA, 22206

02/26/14, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Rd, Arlington, VA, 22205

02/26/14, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm IPA Independent Project Analysis, Inc., 44426 Atwater Dr., Ashburn, VA, 20147

02/26/14, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm St Thomas A Becket Rcc, 1421 Wiehle Ave, Reston, VA, 20190

02/26/14, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, VA, 22191

02/27/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

02/27/14, 2:30 pm- 8:00 pm Rodgers Forge Community Blood Drive at Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21212

02/27/14, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Harford County Government Employees, 220 South Main ST, Bel Air, MD, 21014

02/27/14, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm Trinity Episcopal Church, 9611 Trinity Church Rd, Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622

02/27/14, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm-, Whiting Turner-Hampton Plaza, 300 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD, 21286

02/27/14, 5:30 am – 4:30 pm Greater Baltimore Medical Center Phys Pav East, 6701 North Charles St, Towson, MD, 21204

02/27/14, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD, 21157

02/27/14, 2:00 pm- 7:30 pm The Village at Leesburg, 1603 Village Market Blvd, Leesburg, VA, 20175

02/27/14, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Federal Highway Administration, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA, 22101

02/27/14, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm Prince William Count Government-Development Services, 5 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

02/28/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Blackburn Center, 6th and Gerard St, NW, Washington, DC, 20059

02/28/14, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Fawcett, 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD, 21403

02/28/14, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Prince George’s Hospital Center, 3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD, 20785

02/28/14, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Frederick Christian Academy, 6642 Carpenter Rd., Frederick, MD, 21701

02/28/14, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm Arundel Mills, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD, 21076

02/28/14, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD, 20850

02/28/14, 1:30 pm- 7:00 pm Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

02/28/14, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Massey Building, 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030


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