Celebrate Shark Week with the American Red Cross

Help prevent a blood shortage by donating now

The Red Cross is celebrating Shark Week by encouraging blood donations to prevent a summer shortage.

In June, the Red Cross collected approximately 12 percent fewer blood donations than needed – one of the largest monthly blood donation shortfalls in recent years. In North Ohio, nearly 2,000 fewer donations were made than expected. Since blood donation numbers have recently experienced such a steep drop, The Red Cross has teamed up with Discovery to incentivize donation this summer. 

Anyone who donates blood in July will be automatically entered to win a Shark Week merchandise package. The package includes a beach bike, smokeless portable fire pit, paddle board, kayak and a $500 gift card. 

Those who give blood from July 21-24 will also get an exclusive Shark Week T-shirt from Discovery while supplies last.

To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

We created a list of available blood drives for Lucas County: 


7/21/2022: 9am-3pm, Cornerstone Church, 1520 Reynolds Rd.

7/22/2022: 7:30am-1:30pm, McLaren St. Lukes, 5901 Monclova Rd.

7/28/2022: 12pm-6pm, Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett


7/26/2022: 12:30pm- 5:30pm, Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Ave.


7/22/2022: Noon-6pm, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave.


7/23/2022: 10am-3pm, Faith United Lutheran Church, Joshua Sorrell Memorial Blood Drive, 4543 Douglas Rd.

7/28/2022: 10am- 4pm, Teamsters Local 20, 435 S. Hawley St.

7/29/2022: Noon-6pm, Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Ave.

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