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    Hi Folks,

    It's time we all roll up our sleeves to give blood. We *have* to come together at a time such as this. Thanks.

    Ed

  • #2
    Excellent suggestion Ed. For all of us who have been sitting by helplessly while this disaster is going on, this is an excellent way to give our support for the events unfolding.
    DJ

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    • #3
      Same here in Phoenix - the lines at the local blood banks go down the street and around the corner. The circuits were busy when I tried calling, and the news says that they are taking appointments for donors to give blood - that is America, we bleed, but we bleed to help others.

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      • #4
        It hasn't been so swift around here, but if anyone else is from NW Indiana, here's a list of places to go:

        HOW YOU CAN HELP
        Local blood donation centers

        If anyone is interested in donating blood in response to today's
        disaster, mobile units are scheduled at the following locations:

        Wednesday
        Portage Township YMCA
        3100 Willowcreek Road
        Portage Ý
        Noon to 6 p.m.

        Thursday
        St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chesterton
        1100 N. Ind. 49, Chesterton
        Noon to 6 p.m.

        Chesterton Duneland YMCA
        215 Roosevelt Road
        Noon to 6 p.m.

        Lake County Juvenile Court in Gary
        400 Broadway Second floor
        9:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

        American Reformed Church in DeMotte
        1021 S. Halleck 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

        Friday
        Porter Memorial Hospital
        814 Laporte Ave. Valparaiso
        Downstairs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

        Saturday
        American Red Cross in Merrillville
        791 E. 83rd St (across from the Red Roof Inn behind Celebration
        Station)
        8 a.m. to noon, (hours may be extended)

        Sept. 18
        Indiana Dunes, Chesterton
        Noon to 4 p.m.

        Sept. 20
        Kouts Mennonite Church
        Ind. 49 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

        Sept. 21
        Fitness Barn
        810 North 330 West Valparaiso
        Noon to 6 p.m.

        Boone Grove High School
        260 South 500 West Boone Grove
        8:30 am to 1:30 pm

        Sept. 23
        St. Teresa of Avila
        1511 LaPorte Ave. Valparaiso
        11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

        Sept. 24
        St. Peter Lutheran Church
        6540 Central Ave. Portage
        11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Sept. 25
        10 am - 4 pm Valparaiso University

        Sept. 28
        Porter County Administration Building
        155 Indiana Ave. Valparaiso
        8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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        • #5
          I don't like to keep bothering you with this, but it's important, and I think there might be some lurkers, and maybe even members from my area. This morning, I called the American Red Cross again. They are expanding the blood drive locations, and they are setting up appointments to donate blood. We all need to give, even though it seems like everyone in the country is doing it. The more we stick together, the stronger we appear to both our allies, and our enemies. Do it for the next generations who will run the country.

          Ed

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          • #6
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            Hi all. Just got back from giving blood. Already there was a line. I was told they still needed blood so please take a few minutes and help out. Besides the orange juice is nice and cold.

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