April blood drives scheduled

Mar 21, 2014

About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets.

“While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime,” said Sharon Pitt, chief executive officer, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients who depend on transfusions. It is important that our donors realize the impact they have on the lives of so many.”

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

Tuesday, April 1

Hazelwood Elementary School Blood Drive

1111 Plott Creek Road, Hazelwood

1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the school at 456-2406.

 

Friday, April 11

MedWest Haywood Blood Drive

75 Leroy George Road, Clyde

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.

 

Tuesday, April 15

HomeTrust Bank Blood Drive

8583 Carolina Boulevard, Clyde

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment,  call Haywood Homebuilder's Association at 454-0221.

 

Monday, April 21

Waynesville Community Blood Drive at Waynesville Masonic Lodge

East Marshall Street, Waynesville

Noon to 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jennifer Stump at 231-6511.

 

Tuesday, April 22

Maggie Valley United Methodist Church Blood Drive

4192 Soco Road, Maggie Valley

1:30 to 6:00 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.

 

The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 103 hospitals. Approximately 1,600 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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