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Red Cross in need of blood donors, kicks off new campaign with help from popular brands

Posted: 11:19 AM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 15:19:46Z
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The American Red Cross is kicking off a new campaign in hopes of bringing in blood donors.

As part of the new Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O will disappear from brands, social media pages and websites. The letters A, B and O represent the main blood groups. For example, the Red Cross will appear as "Red Cr ss" on social media.

“Just last month, the Red Cross experienced a critical shortage of type O blood. When this happens, medical procedures could be delayed because blood products are not available,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “That’s why we are asking those eligible to help fill the missing types by making a donation appointment today. Don’t wait for the letters A, B and O to go missing from hospital shelves again.”

The Red Cross hopes that this will highlight the critical role donors play in helping patients.

Donors can help fill the missing types by making an appointment to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Here's a list of upcoming blood donation centers and locations in Western New York where you can give back and help a patient in need.

Cheektowaga Blood Donation Center

3601 Union Road

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Boulevard Mall

730 Alberta Drive

Amherst, NY 14226

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (third Saturday only)

Allegany County

Alfred

6/21/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Alfred State College, 10 Upper College Drive

Fillmore

6/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Fillmore Wesleyan Church, 20 East Main Street

6/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Centerville Fire Department, County Road 3

Wellsville

6/12/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Highland Park, 160 Seneca Street

6/27/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wellsville Fire Department, 40 South Main Street

Cattaraugus County

Allegany

6/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Firemans Community Center, 188 West Main Street

Delevan

6/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Delevan Fire Fighters Training Center, 1006 North Main Street

Gowanda

6/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion Post 409, 100 Legion Drive

Little Valley

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., LVCS Alumni In Memory, 207 Rock City Street

Machias

6/28/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9822 Rte. 16

Otto

6/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9037 Otto-East Otto Road, County Route 12

Salamanca

6/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Salamanca American Legion, 67 Wildwood Avenue

Chautauqua County

Dunkirk

6/17/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela Roman Catholic Parish, 324 Townsend Street

Falconer

6/28/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Falconer Volunteer Fire Department, 115 Davis Street

Fredonia

6/20/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Pucci's Carpet One & Furniture, 112 West Main

Jamestown

6/13/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Jamestown Chapter, 325 East 4th Street

6/20/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Jamestown Chapter, 325 East 4th Street

6/24/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Family Video, 605 North Main Street

6/27/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Jamestown Chapter, 325 East 4th Street

Lakewood

6/14/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Avenue

Mayville

6/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lakeside Park Community Center, 50 West Lake Road

6/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Chautauqua Suites, 215 West Lake Road

Portland

6/25/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Portland Fire Department, 6481 West Main Road

Sherman

6/26/2019: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Stanley Hose Company, 122 Park Street

Erie County

Amherst

6/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive

6/15/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive

6/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive

Blasdell

6/27/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Neighborhood Health Center, 4233 Lake Avenue

Buffalo

6/12/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main Street

6/12/2019: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mercy Hospital, 565 Abbott Road

6/13/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Travelers Insurance, 60 Lakefront Boulevard

6/19/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., WNY Chapter, 786 Delaware Avenue

6/24/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Cazenovia Neighborhood Library, 155 Cazenovia Street

6/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Veterans Affairs Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue

6/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hazmat Environmental Group Inc., 60 Commerce Drive

Clarence

6/24/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place

Eden

6/27/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 3487 North Boston Road

Elma

6/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 1230 Bowen Road

6/21/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Elma Public Library, 1860 Bowen Road

Grand Island

6/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road

Hamburg

6/13/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Watermark Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway

6/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union Street

6/21/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 66 East Main Street

Lancaster

6/12/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Avox Systems, 225 Erie Street

Orchard Park

6/18/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Orchard Park American Legion Post 567 William Bud Davis Memorial Center, 3740 North Buffalo Road

6/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saint Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church, 5930 South Abbott Road

Sardinia

6/12/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sardinia Fire Hall, 12719 West Schutt Road

Springville

6/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive

Swormville

6/17/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 6919 Transit Road

West Falls

7/3/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 53 West Falls Road

West Seneca

6/11/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Vigilant Fire Department, 666 Main Street

Williamsville

6/15/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Moses Insurance, 5475 Main Street

6/22/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1424 Maple Road

Genesee County

Darien Center

6/24/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Darien Town Hall, 10569 Alleghany Road

East Bethany

6/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bethany Town Hall, 10510 Bethany Center Road

Le Roy

6/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion, 53 West Main Street

6/21/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., LeRoy Manor, 8678 Lake Street Road

Oakfield

6/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, 2210 Judge Rd., Route 63

Niagara County

Lewiston

6/12/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga Street

6/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Mt.St Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road

Lockport

6/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Dale Association Incorporated, 33 Ontario Street

6/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist, 75 East Avenue

6/17/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Walgreens, 5 North Transit Streetg

6/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Dale Association Incorporated, 33 Ontario Street

Middleport

6/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Middleport Fire Hall, 28 Main Street

Newfane

6/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newfane Town Hall Community Center, 2737 Main Street

Niagara Falls

6/29/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 736 Cayuga Drive

Ransomville

6/18/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ransomville Baptist Church, 2578 Youngstown-Lockport Road

Sanborn

6/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., United Way of Greater Niagara, 6420 Inducon Drive West, Suite B2

Youngstown

6/11/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Youngstown Fire Hall, 625 3rd Street

Orleans County

Medina

6/18/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Club, 189 North Gravel Road

Wyoming County

Arcade

6/14/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main Street

Attica

6/19/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Vincent’s, Walnut Street