American Red Cross announces upcoming blood drives

Press release

From the American Red Cross

Buncombe County, NC – About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets with its spring promotion, “Just 3% do, will you?”

The Red Cross appreciates those who make it a priority to give blood and will offer a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to presenting blood and platelet donors between April 1 and June 30, 2013.

“While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients who depend on transfusions. It is important that our donors realize the impact they have on the lives of so many.”

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

ASHEVILLE BLOOD DONOR CENTER
100 Edgewood Road, Asheville
Please call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment.
Every Monday 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Every Tuesday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
April 23 – Treasure Trove – donors pick their giveaway
Every Wednesday 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Every Wednesday receive a $10 Neo Burrito gift certificate!
Every Thursday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 6 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES

Thursday, April 4
Black Mountain Community at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Call Margaret at 669-6729

Friday, April 5
Industries for the Blind, 240 Sardis Road, Asheville, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, Call Kevin Tillery at 667-9778 extension 5827, Free lunch for all participants

Monday, April 8
Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street, Asheville, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm,
Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: buncombecounty

Wednesday, April 10
Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Call the Church at 667-4541

Tuesday, April 16
University of North Carolina Asheville, Highsmith Student Center, Asheville, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Contact Carolyn Bacchus at cabacchu@unca.edu

Wednesday, April 17
Asheville Fire & Police Department, 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Call Christine DeVico at 259-5891

Thursday, April 18
Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler, 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Call the Church at 667-3950

Monday, April 22
·Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 201 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Call the Church at 254-4688
·Living Savior Lutheran Church, 301 Overlook Road, Asheville, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Call the Church at 650-0404
Thursday, April 25
Mission Hospital, Bridge Building Library, 501 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: missionasheville

Friday, April 26
Reuter Family YMCA, 3 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville, 6:30 am to11:00 am, Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: missionasheville

Saturday, April 27
Asheville Masons at Nichols West Asheville Lodge #650, 22 Brevard Road, Asheville, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Call 775-8327 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code:ashevillemasons

The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 103 hospitals. Approximately 1,600 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.


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