Critical Need For Blood

This July, the American Red Cross continues to stress that blood and platelet donors are critically needed right now to support lifesaving transfusions this summer. Donors of all blood types are in demand, especially those with type O blood and donors giving platelets.

 Every donation counts in the mission to keep blood products stocked for patients, including those facing life-threatening situations. More than a quarter of all blood products each year are used in critical care and emergency room cases, highlighting the importance of generous blood and platelet donors. Be a force for good. Book a time to give blood or platelets by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App. 

The Red Cross has teamed up with Universal Pictures for the theatrical release of TWISTERS to help avoid a summer blood shortage. All who come to give blood or platelets July 1-31 will get a Fandango Movie Ticket* by email. Plus, those who come to give by July 14 will also receive a one-of-a-kind TWISTERS and Red Cross umbrella, while supplies last. BONUS: Those who come to give blood in July will also automatically be entered for a chance to win a 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn®. See RedCrossBlood.org/Twisters for full details.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 8-31:

 

NC

 Avery

Linville

7/19/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Cannon Memorial Hospital, 436 Hospital Dr, Sloop Medical Office Plaza

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Buncombe

 

Arden

7/10/2024: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Target South, 15 McKenna Rd

7/10/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Road

7/19/2024: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Aventine Asheville, 1000 Aventine Dr

 

Asheville

7/8/2024: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Biltmore Park Town Square, Schenck Pwy, Across from The Thristy Monk

7/8/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/8/2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Living Savior Lutheran Church, 301 Overlook Road

7/9/2024: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North, 820 Merrimon Ave

7/9/2024: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/10/2024: 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/11/2024: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Target, 115 River Hills Rd

7/12/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/13/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/14/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/15/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/16/2024: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/16/2024: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Plasticard Locktech International, 605 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park

7/17/2024: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., MAHEC-Biltmore Campus, 121 Hendersonville Road

7/17/2024: 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/19/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/19/2024: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS, 21 Restaurant Ct

7/20/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/21/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/22/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/23/2024: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/24/2024: 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/26/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/27/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/28/2024: 8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/29/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/30/2024: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

7/31/2024: 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road

Black Mountain

7/11/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road

7/26/2024: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Black Mountain, 130 Montreat Rd

Candler

7/10/2024: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Hominy Baptist Church – The Ministry Center, 135 Candler School Road

7/25/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Francis Asbury UMC Gym, 725 Asbury Road

Weaverville

7/22/2024: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Weaverville United Methodist Church Fellowship Building, 90 N Main St

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 Cherokee

Andrews

7/8/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Andrews United Methodist Church, 101 Chestnut Street

7/25/2024: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Andrews Public Library, 871 Main St

Murphy

7/23/2024: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., United Community Bank, 16 Peachtree St

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 Graham

Robbinsville

7/19/2024: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., WEST WARD COMMUNITY BUILDING, 196 Knight St

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 Haywood

Canton

7/11/2024: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Cruso Community Development, 13186 Cruso Rd

7/15/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., High Street Baptist Church, 73 High St.

Clyde

7/13/2024: 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Crabtree United Methodist Church, 5405 Crabtree Road

7/31/2024: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Haywood Regional Medical Center, 75 Leroy George Road

Waynesville

7/16/2024: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St

7/17/2024: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church Waynesville, 100 S. Main Street

7/30/2024: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Long’s Chapel, 133 Old Clyde Rd.

7/31/2024: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way

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 Henderson

Hendersonville

7/9/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 204 6th Avenue West

7/15/2024: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Henderson County Offices, 211 1st Avenue East

7/18/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Henderson County Offices, 211 1st Ave E

7/24/2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Henderson County Offices, 211 1st Ave E

 

Mills River

7/26/2024: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mills River Town Hall, 124 Town Center Dr

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 Macon

Franklin

7/18/2024: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Harris Medical Park of Franklin, 55 Holly Springs Park Dr

7/23/2024: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Road

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 McDowell

Marion

7/12/2024: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Walmart 1694, 2875 Sugar Hill Road

7/15/2024: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 350 Bethel Church Rd

7/18/2024: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nebo Crossing, 263 Barnes Rd.

7/24/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Marion Community Building, 191 North Main Street

7/26/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Marion, 176 Roberts Street

7/26/2024: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Marion Moose Lodge, 999 Bill Cook Drive

7/29/2024: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Eastfield Elementary School, 170 Eastfield School Rd

 

Old Fort

7/30/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 203 East Main Street

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 Mitchell

Spruce Pine

7/9/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, 125 Tappan Street

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 Polk

Columbus

7/18/2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Steps To Hope, 60 Ward Street

7/31/2024: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tryon Estates, 617 Laurel Lake Dr

Mill Spring

7/12/2024: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tryon International Equestrian Center, 25 International Blvd

Tryon

7/23/2024: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Congregational UCC, 210 Melrose Avenue

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 Rutherford

Cliffside

7/20/2024: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Cliffside Baptist Church, 220 Old Main St

Forest City

7/12/2024: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church – Forest City, 211 West Main Street

7/27/2024: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brock Family Care, 289 Shiloh Rd

Rutherfordton

7/9/2024: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gilkey School Community Center, 217 Gilkey School

7/31/2024: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 288 South Ridgecrest Ave.

Spindale

7/11/2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Spencer Baptist Church, 187 N. Oak Street

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 Swain

Bryson City

7/30/2024: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., First Citizens Bank, 51 Main St

Cherokee

7/12/2024: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Cherokee Convention Center, 777 Casino Drive

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 Transylvania

Brevard

7/17/2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Brevard Wesleyan Church, 583 North Broad Street

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 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.

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on social media.

 

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