Critical type O blood shortage: Red Cross urgently needs donors

By on January 20, 2020

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supplyThe American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves.

O so needed

Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood available for patient emergencies and medical treatments. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and can be given to Rh-positive patients of any blood type. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.

Help replenish the blood supply

Every day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,600 platelet donations for patients who rely on blood to survive. Shortfalls in donations can cause delays in essential medical care for patients like 12-year-old Dagan Hawkins.

Donors of all blood types – especially types O positive and O negative – are urged to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

NC

Chowan

 

Edenton

2/11/2020: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Edenton Baptist Church, 200 South Granville Street

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Currituck

 

Moyock

1/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fellowship Baptist Church, 871 Tulls Creek Road

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Dare

 

Kitty Hawk

2/5/2020: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 301 West Kitty Hawk Road

 

Manteo

2/14/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dare County Center, 950 Marshall C. Collins Drive

 

Nags Head

1/29/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Jennette’s Pier, 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, Milepost 16.5

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Franklin

 

Franklinton

2/1/2020: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Franklinton Baptist Church, 102 West Mason St.

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Pasquotank

 

Elizabeth City

1/30/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towne South Church of Christ, 2224 Peartree Road

2/9/2020: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 1453 North Road Street

2/12/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., B&M Contractors, Inc, 790 Pitts Chapel Rd

2/13/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sentara Albemarle Medical Hospital, 1144 North Road Street

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Surry

 

Dobson

1/30/2020: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Dobson Elementary School, 400 West Atkins Street

2/5/2020: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Surry Community College, 630 South Main Street

2/6/2020: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Surry County Government Center, 118 Hamby Road

 

Elkin

1/20/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 North Bridge Street

2/8/2020: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Dr

2/9/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Elkin First Baptist Church, 110 Gwyn Avenue

 

Lowgap

1/30/2020: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Cedar Ridge Elementary School, 734 Flippin Road

 

Mount Airy

1/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Surry American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive

1/27/2020: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., White Plains Elementary, 710 Cadle Ford Rd

1/30/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Central States Manufacturing, 751 Piedmont Triad West Drive

1/31/2020: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Northern Regional Hospital, 830 Rockford Street

2/3/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Surry American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive

2/9/2020: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bannertown Baptist Church, 1834 Westfield Road

 

Pilot Mountain

1/27/2020: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain First United Methodist Church, 210 Marion Street

VA

Accomack

 

Chincoteague Island

2/12/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chincoteague Coast Guard, 3823 Main Street

 

Melfa

1/21/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Highway

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Chesapeake City

 

Chesapeake

1/21/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., ASM Research, 1434 Crossways Blvd.

1/22/2020: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Stephen, Martyr, 1544 S. Battlefield Boulevard

1/24/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., First Team Toyota Showroom, 3400 Western Branch Blvd

1/28/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Centerville Baptist Church, 908 Centerville Turnpike South

1/29/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tidewater Community College-Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road

2/1/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., New Creation UMC Aldersgate Campus, 4320 Bruce Road

2/5/2020: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Thurgood Marshall Elementary, 2706 Border Road

2/6/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hickory Ruritan Club, 2752 Battlefield Boulevard South

2/7/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sutherland Global, 1313 Executive Blvd

2/9/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard

2/10/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Community Partner Group, 1100 Volvo Parkway, Suite 200

2/10/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 621 Cedar Road

2/12/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 916 N. Centerville Turnpike

2/13/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Chesapeake Public Library, 298 Cedar Road

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Franklin

 

Ferrum

2/4/2020: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ferrum YMCA, 215 Ferrum Mountain Rd

 

Rocky Mount

1/23/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rocky Mount Church of Christ, 39 Woodman Road

2/4/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Redwood United Methodist Chu, 3001 Old Franklin Turnpike

2/8/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., BRASCA Pigy River Community Center, 2410 S. Main Street

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Gloucester

 

Glou Point

2/5/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road, P.O. Box 1346

 

Hayes

1/28/2020: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Abingdon Fire and Rescue Station 3, 2676 Hayes Rd., Gloucester Point, VA

2/8/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Gloucester Church of Christ, 2432 Hayes Road

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Hampton City

 

Hampton

1/20/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N Armistead Avenue

1/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Army Navy Masonic Lodge, 550 Fox Hill Road

1/22/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Coastal Virginia Chapter, 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue

1/24/2020: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hampton City Hall, 22 Lincoln Street

1/28/2020: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., TNCC Moore Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive

1/29/2020: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hampton University Student Center, Hampton University

2/12/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Coastal Virginia Chapter, 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue

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Isle of Wight

 

Carrsville

1/31/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Walters Ruritan Club, 27746 Walters Hwy

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James City

 

Williamsburg

1/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road

1/23/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Marshall Wythe School of Law, South Henry Street

1/24/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Williamsburg Landing, 5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive

1/28/2020: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., College of William and Mary Trinkle Hall, Grigsby Drive

1/29/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mason School of Business College of William and Mary, 101 Ukrop Way

1/30/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Jamestown Presbyterian, 3287 Ironbound Road

1/30/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mounts Bay Recreation Center, 101 Tutters Neck Road

2/4/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1677 Jamestown Road

2/11/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 12 p.m., Eastern State Hospital- Staff Development Building 3, 4601 Ironbound Road

2/11/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., William & Mary, Grigsby Street

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Mathews

 

Hudgins

2/4/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Piankatank Ruritan Club, Route 198 West

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Newport News City

 

Fort Eustis

1/23/2020: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Joint Base Langley Eustis, 1900 Jackson Ave, Corner of 5th and Patton

 

Newport News

1/20/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Andrews Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street

1/21/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., ECPI, 1001 Omni Boulevard

1/22/2020: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christopher Newport University: Freeman Center, 1 University Place

1/24/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, 38 Hoopes Rd.

1/31/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Orthopaedic & Spine Center, 250 Nat Turner Boulevard

1/31/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Indian Motorcycle of Southeastern Virginia, 11704 Jefferson Ave

2/1/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue

2/3/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Michael Hall, 144 Harpersville Road

2/4/2020: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Road

2/13/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 100 Museum Dr

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Norfolk City

 

Norfolk

1/20/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/20/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Church Of The Ascension, 405 Talbot Hall Road

1/21/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/22/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Webb Center, 49th Street

1/22/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/23/2020: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/24/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/26/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/27/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/28/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/29/2020: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Chrysler Museum, One Memorial Place

1/29/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/29/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent

1/30/2020: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

1/31/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/1/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/2/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/3/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/4/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/4/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Webb Center, 49th Street

2/5/2020: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Wesleyan University – Batten Student Center, 1584 Wesleyan Drive

2/5/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/6/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Norfolk State University- Student Center, 700 Park Avenue

2/6/2020: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/7/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/8/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/9/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/9/2020: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Temple Israel, Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street

2/10/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/11/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/12/2020: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., City of Norfolk City Hall, City Hall Building, 810 Union Street

2/12/2020: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Harbor’s Edge, One Colley Ave

2/12/2020: 12:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/12/2020: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., ODU Whitehurst Hall, 1715 W. 48th St.

2/13/2020: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/14/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/15/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

2/15/2020: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Grace Bible Church – Norfolk, 1121 E. Little Creek Road

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Northampton

 

Exmore

2/3/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Broadwater Academy, 3500 Broadwater Road

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Poquoson City

 

Poquoson

2/7/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Emmaus Baptist Church, 814 Yorktown Road

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Portsmouth City

 

Portsmouth

1/23/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Police Training Center, 309 Columbia Street

2/8/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CrossFit SLICE, 5603 High St W

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Suffolk City

 

Suffolk

1/30/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Virginia Department of Transportation, 7511 Burbage Drive

2/8/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church Suffolk, 237 N. Main Street

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Surry

 

Surry

1/26/2020: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mount Nebo Baptist Church, 5738 Colonial Trail East

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Virginia Beach City

 

Virginia Beach

1/20/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/20/2020: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Coastal Community Church, 2800 S Independence Blvd

1/21/2020: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/22/2020: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/22/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Moose Family Center, 3133 Shipps Corner Road

1/23/2020: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/24/2020: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/25/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/25/2020: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wycliff Presbyterian Church, 1445 N Great Neck Rd

1/26/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/26/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3900 Virginia Beach Blvd

1/27/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/27/2020: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive

1/27/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road

1/28/2020: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/29/2020: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/29/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pembroke Elementary, 4622 Jericho Road

1/30/2020: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

1/30/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wave Church- Seabord Campus, 2655 Seaboard Road

1/31/2020: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/1/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/2/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/3/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/3/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Avalon Church of Christ, 844 Woodstock Road

2/3/2020: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean Lakes Elementary School, 1616 Upton Drive

2/4/2020: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/5/2020: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/6/2020: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/7/2020: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/8/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/9/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/10/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/10/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sentara Virginia Beach General Front Lobby, 1060 First Colonial Road

2/11/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike

2/11/2020: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/11/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hermitage Elementary School, 1701 Pleasure House Road

2/12/2020: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/13/2020: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/13/2020: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Colonial High School, First Colonial High School, 1272 Mill Dam Rd

2/14/2020: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/15/2020: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

2/15/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road

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York

 

Grafton

2/6/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saint Lukes United Methodist Church, 300 Ella Taylor Road

2/15/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Grafton Christian Church of Disciples of Christ, 109 Brick Church Road

 

Tabb

2/13/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1004 Yorktown Road

 

Yorktown

1/26/2020: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 8135 George Washington Memorial Hwy

1/27/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wild Birds Unlimited, 3120 Kiln Creek Pkwy

 

How to donate blood

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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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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