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Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives

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The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday.

With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply, donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients across the country. This can be challenging during the summer months of June, July and August, when an average of two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two more donors – above what is expected – make an appointment and give blood at each Red Cross blood drive the rest of the summer.

“Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations,” said Page Gambill, CEO, American Red Cross Appalachian Blood Services Region. “Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer.”

To encourage more people to make time to donate blood before and after Independence Day, all presenting blood and platelet donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or schedule an appointment. 

To make an appointment to donate platelets, please call 1-866-353-1030.

UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES:

7/1/2014: 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Rotary Field, 150 Woodland Drive

Stuart

VA

7/1/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Saltville Rich Valley Lions Club, 616 Lions Club Rd.

Saltville

VA

7/2/2014: 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Buchanan Fire and Rescue, 19670 Main Street

Buchanan

VA

7/2/2014: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Valley View Baptist, 17417 Main Street

Buchanan

VA

7/2/2014: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Walgreens, 2707 Greensboro Road

Martinsville

VA

7/2/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Bakes Chapel PH Church, 3113 Ivanhoe Rd

Wytheville

VA

7/3/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Wal-Mart, 313 West Thacker Road

Covington

VA

7/3/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

VA

7/3/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Alan B Pearson Regl Cancer Ce, 1701 Thomson Drive

Lynchburg

VA

7/5/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Waldron Family YMCA, 267 Alleghany Spring Road

Shawsville

VA

7/8/2014: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Midway Baptist Church, 2595 Midway Road

Phenix

VA

7/8/2014: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM: First Christian Church, 231 E. Fudge St,

Covington

VA

7/8/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Mary Bethune Complex, 1030 Cowford Road

Halifax

VA

7/8/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Watson Mem United Meth Ch, 136 N. Main St.

Chatham

VA

7/9/2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Merrit Hall, 3506 Wards Road

Lynchburg

VA

7/9/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Christiansburg Rec Ctr, 1600 North Franklin St.

Christiansburg

VA

7/9/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Community Center, 2800 Jeb Stuart Hwy.

Meadows Dan

VA

7/9/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Farmville Train Station, 501 West Third Street

Farmville

VA

7/9/2014: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Catawba Hospital, 5525 Catawba Hospital Drive

Catawba

VA

7/10/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

VA

7/10/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Lynchburg College -Schewel Center, 1501 Lakeside Dr.

Lynchburg

VA

7/11/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Heritage Baptist Church, 219 Breezewood Drive

Lynchburg

VA

7/12/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Concord Rescue Squad, 12605 Richmond Highway

Concord

VA

7/12/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Galax Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Center Street

Galax

VA

7/12/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Habitat for Humanity Restore, 1409 S Main Street

Farmville

VA

7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Hot Springs Fire Dept, 2670 Main Street

Hot Springs

VA

7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Bethlehem United Meth Church, 13586 Moneta Road

Moneta

VA

7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: American Legion Post 126, 1953 Magnolia Ave.

Buena Vista

VA

7/14/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Community Building, 261 Main Street

Brookneal

VA

7/14/2014: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM: US Cellular, 3901 Old Forest Rd

Lynchburg

VA

7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: WDBJ 7 Television, 2807 Hershberger Road

Roanoke

VA

7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: WDBJ 7 Television, 2807 Hershberger Road

Roanoke

VA

7/15/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Forest Presbyterian Church, 1226 Two Church Lane

Forest

VA

7/15/2014: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Kroger, 15069 Forest Road

Forest

VA

7/15/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Forest Road United Meth Ch, 2805 Old Forest Road

Lynchburg

VA

7/15/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave.

Radford

VA

7/15/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Bonsack Baptist Church, 4845 Cloverdale Road

Roanoke

VA

7/16/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: DMV Altavista Customer Contac, 1301-C Main Street

Altavista

VA

7/16/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Cave Spring United Meth Ch, 4505 Hazel Drive

Roanoke

VA

7/16/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Veterans Admin Medical Center, 1970 Roanoke Blvd

Salem

VA

7/17/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Lone Star Advent Christian Ch, 4704 Nicelytown Road

Clifton Forge

VA

7/17/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Eagle Rock Fire House, 14630 Church St.

Eagle Rock

VA

7/17/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: American Legion Bldg, Route 617

Grundy

VA

7/17/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

VA

7/17/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: St Johns Episcopal Church, 200 Boston Ave.

Lynchburg

VA

7/17/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Kool Smiles, 135 Conston Avenue

Christiansburg

VA

7/18/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Brian Center Rehab, 100 Alleghany Regional Hospital Lane

Low Moor

VA

7/18/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Boones Mill Christian Church, 7950 Grassy Hill Drive

Boones Mill

VA

7/18/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Independence VFW Bldg, 72 Klondike Rd.

Independence

VA

7/18/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Lowes, 2644 Farmville Road

Farmville

VA

7/18/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: American Legion, 338 N Washington Ave

Pulaski

VA

7/19/2014: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Forest Public Library, 15583 Forest Road

Forest

VA

7/19/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Diamond Hill Presbyterian Church, 1090 Mollies Creek Rd

Gladys

VA

7/21/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Victory Way Baptist Church, 500 E. Main St.

Hillsville

VA

7/21/2014: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Suntrust Bank, 915 Hardy Road

Vinton

VA

7/21/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Trinity Lutheran Church, 4040 Williamson Rd.

Roanoke

VA

7/22/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Clifford Baptist Church, 635 Fletchers Level Road

Amherst

VA

7/22/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Calvary United Methodist Ch, 845 Hemlock Road

Salem

VA

7/22/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Marion First United Meth Ch, 115 S. Church St.

Marion

VA

7/23/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Agriculture Building, 54 Administration Lane

Buckingham

VA

7/23/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Radford University Cook Hall, 1 Fairfax St.

Radford

VA

7/23/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Staunton Gypsy Golf Pavilion, 600 ChurchvilleAve

Staunton

VA

7/23/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Waynesboro Free Methodist Church, 600 Hopeman Parkway

Waynesboro

VA

7/24/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Rocks Baptist Church, 393 Rocks Church Road

Pamplin

VA

7/24/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

VA

7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Radford University Cook Hall, 1 Fairfax St.

Radford

VA

7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: PCA Lee Hi Medical Center, 2155 Apperson Drive

Salem

VA

7/25/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Drive Route 608

Stuarts Draft

VA

7/25/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road

Lynchburg

VA

7/25/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Drive

Lynchburg

VA

7/25/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: West End United Meth Ch, 1030 W North Street

Wytheville

VA

7/26/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Charlotte Courthouse Amish, 137 Vincent Store Road

Charlotte Court House

VA

7/26/2014: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM: Charleys Restaurant, 707 Graves Mill Road

Lynchburg

VA

7/28/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Randolph Mem Baptist Church, 4246 South Amherst Highway

Madison Heights

VA

7/28/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Main Street United Meth Ch, 212 E. Main St.

Bedford

VA

7/28/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Dublin Lions Club Bldg, 1036 Bagging Plant Rd

Dublin

VA

7/28/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Christian Life International, 1CLI Way

Salem

VA

7/29/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Faith Redemption Fellowship, 1955 Blackwater Road

Forest

VA

7/29/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Campbell County Social Svcs, 69 Kabler Lane

Rustburg

VA

7/29/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Bethel Baptist Church, 1601 Colorado St.

Salem

VA

7/30/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Remax All Stars, 1225 Roanoke Road

Daleville

VA

7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ava

Rocky Mount

VA

7/30/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Fries Baptist Church, 111 E Main St

Fries

VA

7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Wingate by Wyndham, 3777 Candlers Mtn. Road

Lynchburg

VA

7/31/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Iron Gate United Methodist Ch, 709 Market Street

Iron Gate

VA

7/31/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Bacova  of Low Moor, 1000 Commerce Center Dr.

Low Moor

VA

7/31/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

VA

7/31/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Genworth Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main St.

Lynchburg

VA

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 
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