INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The need for local blood donations remains high as the pandemic has challenged the nation’s blood supply.
All blood types are needed, especially type O to refuel the country’s blood stockpile.
In most states, donors need to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health; some states allow 16-year-olds to donate with parental consent. Donors 18 years old and younger need to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Red Cross blood drives follow coronavirus safety protocols including temperature screening, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff.
Here are the Red Cross blood drives coming up in the Indianapolis area in the next couple weeks. You can search for additional Red Cross blood drives from a wider area here.
- 4/11/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., IMS Season Kick Off Blood Drive at Speedway Indoor Karting, 1067 N Main Street (Speedway)
- 4/13/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, 6102 Boy Scout Road (Indianapolis)
- 4/14/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian (Indianapolis)
- 4/15/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., North Willow Farms, 1635 Brewster Road (Indianapolis)
- 4/16/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., IMPD East District HQ, 201 North Shadeland Ave. (Indianapolis)
- 4/17/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., IMPD East District HQ, 201 North Shadeland Ave. (Indianapolis)
- 4/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Duke Realty, 8711 River Crossing Blvd. (Indianapolis)
- 4/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Delta Air Lines, 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive (Indianapolis)
- 4/21/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1510 North Meridian (Indianapolis)
- 4/21/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion Post 500, 1926 Georgetown Road (Indianapolis)
- 4/22/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., IUPUI – Taylor Hall, 815 West Michigan (Indianapolis)
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by the American Red Cross. The local blood drives included in the list are limited to those at the time the Red Cross data was pulled. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org for the most current listing of drives. Please report any errors or other feedback to email@example.com. Know of another blood drive coming up in your area? You can add it to the Patch calendar using this form.
The Red Cross is testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibodies may indicate a person’s immune system developed antibodies in response to a coronavirus infection or a vaccine. Plasma from whole blood donations that tests positive for high levels of COVID-19 antibodies may be used in convalescent plasma treatments for coronavirus patients.
COVID-19 antibody test results will be available to donors within two weeks in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal. A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity, according to the Red Cross.