Blood and platelet donors needed

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Posted 7/1/22

As summer officially begins, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors.

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Blood and platelet donors needed

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RALEIGH — As summer officially begins, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors.

The Red Cross sees about a 21% decline in blood and platelet donations during holiday weeks, including Independence Day. When blood donations drop, so does the blood supply, making it extremely challenging to ensure blood is available when hospitals need it.

By scheduling and keeping appointments in July, donors can help provide for those in immediate need of lifesaving care. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a thank-you for helping, all those who come to give June 30 to July 10 will receive a Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag, while supplies last.

Upcoming area blood donation opportunities July 1-15:

  • July 14, 1 to 5:30 p.m., Harnett County Government Complex, 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington.
  • July 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Anthem Church, 455 W. Depot, Angier.

 

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