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Red Cross: Blood Needed as Hurricane Arrives PDF Print
Written by Bethany Lee   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:29

As individuals in the Southeast begin to prepare for the possible impact of Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is urging immediate blood donations prior to the storm’s arrival.
“It’s the blood that is already on the shelves that helps save lives before, during and after a disaster,”

stated Joyce Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “We are still working to stabilize the blood supply after our summer shortages. If people will donate blood immediately, before the storm, then blood will be available in the aftermath should conditions prohibit people from traveling or coming to blood drives.”


Friday, August 26
Linville Land Harbor Blood Drive held at Linville Land Harbor Recreational Complex
(Hwy 221 South, Linville, NC)
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please call 828-733-8316 for further information or to schedule your appointment.
All presenting donors will be given a coupon from Edible Arrangements for a 6 pack of chocolate dipped strawberries!


Friday, August 26
Avery EMS Blood Drive (456 A Street; Newland, NC)
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please call 828-733-8286 for further information or to schedule your appointment.
All presenting donors will be given a coupon from Edible Arrangements for a 6 pack of chocolate dipped strawberries!



Tuesday, September 6
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Blood Drive (125 Hospital Drive; Spruce Pine, NC)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please call 766-1591 for further information or to schedule your appointment.
All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a pair of Delta tickets and a $500 gift card!


Friday, September 9
Wal-Mart Blood Drive to be held at the Parking Lot – ARC Bus
(2514 Hall Town Road; Spruce Pine, NC)
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Please call the store at 766-9991 for further information or to schedule your appointment.
All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a pair of Delta tickets and a $500 gift card!



September 29
Lees McRae College Blood Drive (191 Main Street; Banner Elk, NC)
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please contact school nurse Carl Griewisch at 898-8862 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your appointment.
All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a pair of Delta tickets and a $500 gift card!
FREE T-SHIRTS TO ALL DONORS


Across the country, blood centers are struggling to keep pace with demand. Nationwide, around 39,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, and children with blood disorders. These patients and others rely on blood products during their treatment.  When disaster strikes, this need does not diminish, even though blood donors may find it difficult or impossible to get to a convenient donation opportunity.  Also, if collections are negatively impacted by a disaster, the long-term care needs of these patients could be affected.

“Don’t wait until after the storm to donate,” urged Brendel. “The time to help is now.”

Individuals who are 17 years of age, 16 with parental permission, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

To schedule an appointment or locate a nearby blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

 

  
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