Blood drives scheduled for June

Jun 02, 2014

The American Red Cross kicked off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.

“Every day this summer is a chance to give a lifesaving gift,” said Sharon Pitt, CEO of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Making a blood or platelet donation with the Red Cross is an easy way to extend hope and help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients here in our community and across the nation.”

Upcoming blood drives:

MedWest Haywood Health and Fitness Center, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at 75 Leroy George Road, Clyde. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Haywood County Clerk of Court, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at 285 N. Main St., Waynesville. Call 454-6342 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Waynesville Masonic Lodge, noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at East Marshall Street, Waynesville. Call 231-6511 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Tye Blanton Foundation Blood Drive at Central United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at 34 Church St., Canton. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Center Pigeon Fire Department, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 23, at 2412 Pisgah Drive, Canton. Call Jennifer Stump at 231-6511 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at 4192 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Lowe's 0470 Waynesville, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at 100 Liner Cove Road, Waynesville. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Oak Grove Baptist Church, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, at 39 Robinson Road, Clyde. Call 648-6372 or 400-2505 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Call 648-6372 or 400-2505 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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