Join Mayor Mark Senter’s Effort to Help Save Local Lives

Mayor of Plymouth Mark Senter will be hosting a blood drive today at the Plymouth Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. until noon. All blood donated will remain within the community and could potentially save up to three local lives.

The drive can be found at the corner of Garro and River Street. To make an appointment, visit givebloodnow.com and enter Plymouth as the sponsor code or contact the Mayor’s Office at 574-936-6717. Walk-ins are also welcome. All donors will receive a complimentary mug from The Medical Foundation.

Upcoming Local Red Cross Blood Drives

The Red Cross is always in need of blood donations. However, in the aftermath of the recent natural disasters that have impacted different portions of the country, it is vital to have a wide variety of blood types from a plethora of donors.

Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so having an assorted blood supply is important to meet the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. Red Cross reports that patients are less likely to experience complications from blood donated by someone of a similar ethnicity. Some local blood donation opportunities are coming up during the month of October. Continue reading

This Summer Give Your Blood to Something Other Than Just Mosquitoes

The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a drive and it surprisingly has nothing to do with cars. This particular event is the result of the INDOT Northwest Disrict teaming up with the American Red Cross for their 10th annual blood drive. On Wednesday, July 8 from 10 am until 3 pm (CST) citizens can come donate blood at the LaPorte District Office, located at 315 East Boyd Blvd. Continue reading