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Hoosiers Needed to Donate Blood in November

INDIANAPOLIS — Versiti Blood Center of Indiana is asking Hoosiers to make an appointment to donate blood in November.

Blood donors of all types are needed, especially donors with O-negative blood. O-negative blood is the “universal” blood type given to patients in emergency situations and those having surgery.

Here are Versiti blood drives scheduled across the Indianapolis area in November:

INDIANAPOLIS
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 8
Second Presbyterian
7700 N. Meridian St.

MOORESVILLE
11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 11
Mooresville Community
50 N. Monroe St.

WESTFIELD
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14
Harper’s Drive
750 Liberty Drive

NOBLESVILLE
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20
Riverview Health
395 Westfield Road

INDIANAPOLIS
9 am.-1 p.m. Nov. 29
St. Jude Catholic Church
5353 McFarland Road

Hoosiers can also donate blood at any Versiti Blood Center of Indiana donor center.

Donating blood takes about one hour. Anyone age 17 and older who is in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to give blood.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 317-916-5150 or sign up online at the Versiti website.

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