American Red Cross announces blood donation opportunities for March

From the press release:

Buncombe County – American Red Cross blood donors can help save lives and escape to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! Those who come out to donate blood or platelets from February 13 to March 31, 2012 will be entered to win one of three, three-day oceanfront vacation rentals at The Islander Inn and Suites on Emerald Isle, courtesy of Bluewater Real Estate and Vacation Rentals. Donors will also receive a discount coupon for $100 off a future beach vacation rental with Bluewater.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities in MARCH

ASHEVILLE BLOOD DONOR CENTER
100 Edgewood Road, Asheville
Please call 1-800-Red-Cross to schedule an appointment.

Every Monday  12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Every Tuesday  2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
March 13 – Enter to win $25 Hannah Flanagan’s Gift Certificate

Every Wednesday  7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Every Thursday  2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
March 1 – Asheville bravo Concerts offering Bo Go to donors
March 15 – Enter to win $25 Hannah Flanagan’s Gift Certificate

Saturday, March 3 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 17 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Community Blood Drives

Monday, March 5
Trinity Baptist Church Blood Drive
216 Shelburne Road, Asheville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call 254-2187 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Tuesday, March 6
Chick-Fil-A Blood Drive
1832 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call 258-3888 extension 414 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross soup bowl, a coupon for delicious soup from Chick-Fil-A and are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Tuesday, March 6
TSA Choice Blood Drive
108 Asheville Commerce Parkway, Candler
7:00 am to 11:30 am
Please call 225-3365 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Monday, March 12
North Asheville Christian School Blood Drive
20 Reynolds Mountain Blvd, Asheville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call 242-5088 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Monday, March 12
Hominy Valley Elementary School Blood Drive
450 Enka Lake Road
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Please call 665-0619 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Monday, March 12
Buncombe County Board of Education Blood Drive
175 Bingham Road, Asheville
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Please call 225-5879 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Tuesday, March 13
Leicester Elementary School Blood Drive
31 Gilbert Road, Leicester
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Please call 683-2341 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Sunday, March 18
First Presbyterian Church Blood Drive
40 Church Street, Asheville
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Please call 253-1431 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Tuesday, March 20
Lutheran Church of the Nativity Blood Drive
2425 Hendersonville Road, Arden
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call 684-0352 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Friday, March 23
Verizon Wireless Blood Drive
242 Tunnel Road, Asheville
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Please call 251-2335 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Wednesday, March 28
Care Partners Blood Drive
68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville
1:30-6:00pm
Please call 277-4800 extension 4744 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Thursday, March 29
Sand Hill Venable Elementary School Blood Drive
154 Sand Hill School Road, Asheville
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Please call 670-5028 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Thursday, March 29
Asheville Fire and Police Blood Drive at the Municipal Building Downtown Asheville
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Please call 259-5891 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

Friday, March 30
Mission Hospital Blood Drive in the Kate B Reynolds Classrooms on theMemorial Campus,
509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Please call 213-2222 extension 2 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline Tickets!

“As people take time out of their schedules to donate blood, we want to show our donors how much we appreciate them and their commitment to helping save the lives of patients in need,” said Joyce Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “We couldn’t be more grateful of the generosity of Bluewater Real Estate to donate these wonderful beach vacations.”

The Islander Suites are known for their glorious oceanfront setting in Emerald Isle on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a wide sandy beach while across the way on the west side, vacationers can gaze over the beautiful Intracoastal waterway known to many as Bogue Sound.

“We couldn’t be more proud to partner with the American Red Cross for the second consecutive year,” said Jordan Daniels, marketing manager for Bluewater Real Estate and Vacation Rentals. “We are so excited to be able to offer these beach vacations to those who give the ultimate gift—the gift of life.”  

The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be safely given every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Call 1-877-975-2835 to make an appointment to donate platelets.


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