Celebrate National Volunteer Month by giving blood with the Red Cross

By / Health and Wellness / الإثنين, 13 نيسان/أبريل 2015 04:00

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
The Red Cross salutes the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and encourages others to join their ranks as volunteer blood donors. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.
Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at www.redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp . To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.redcrossblood.org  or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
American Red Cross Blood Donation Center: Wilmington Blood Donation Center located at 1102 S. 16th St., Wilmington
Blood donation hours Monday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Second Sunday of the month: noon - 4:30 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Bolivia - April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road
Shallotte - April 13 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 MH Rourk Drive
Southport - April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oceanview United Methodist Church, 8400 E. Oak Island Drive or April 13 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. 2015-APL-00646
Supply - April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church, 1672 Mount Pisgah Road
New Hanover County - Wilmington - April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2131 S. 17th. St.; April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Hanover Regional Orthopedic Hospital, 5301 Wrightsville - April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s on the Sound, 101 Airlie Road; April 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 S. College Road; Wrightsville Beach - April 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive
Burgaw - April 7 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Fremont St.
Hampstead - April 13 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Hampstead United Methodist Church, 15395 U.S. Highway 17
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.
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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