American Red Cross asks donors to “Give Something That Means Something”

Press release

From the American Red Cross

Buncombe County – The leaves are changing colors and temperatures are dropping. One thing that remains the same is the constant need for blood. The American Red Cross asks donors to “Give Something That Means Something” for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card useable toward gas, rent, food or tickets to your favorite concert or sporting event.

The “Give Something That Means Something” promotion, which runs from October 1 through December 31, 2012, gives each person who presents to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross a chance to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.

“Donating blood is an opportunity for people to give the most important gift of all, the ‘Gift of Life,’” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, American Red Cross, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross depends on the generosity of volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients in our area and across the country.”

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. Most healthy people who are 17 years of age, 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood or platelets to the Red Cross. Donors who are 18 years and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

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
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
Closed November 22
Friday, November 2, 16 & 30 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Saturday, November 3 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday, November 24 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES

Thursday, November 1
Ira B. Jones Elementary School Blood Drive
544 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call Samantha Holcombe at 230-6322 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Monday, November 5
West Asheville Baptist Church Blood Drive
926 Haywood Road, Asheville
2:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Please call the church at 683-3752 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, November 7
Groce United Methodist Church Blood Drive
954 Tunnel Road, Asheville
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Please call 298-7647 or 298-7808 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, November 7
Shelley Blankenship Senior Project Blood Drive at the Reynolds Fire Department
235 Charlotte Highway, Asheville
1:00 pm to5:00 pm
Please call 231-0034 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, November 7
University of North Carolina Asheville Blood Drive
1 University Heights, Asheville
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
To schedule an appointment and for more information go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code uncasheville.
Thursday, November 8
Lutheran Church of the Nativity Blood Drive
2425 Hendersonville Road, Arden
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call the church at 684-0352 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, November 8
Warren Wilson College Blood Drive in the Gladfelter Building Cannon Lounge
701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa
1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call Service Learning at 771-3065 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 9
West Ridge Auto Sales Blood Drive
1473 Patton Avenue, Asheville
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please call Ken Mertens at 258-8085 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Saturday, November 10
William Peterson Memorial Blood Drive at the Weaverville Fire Department
3 Monticello Road, Weaverville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call Eirene Peterson at 645-8777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, November 15
Mission Hospital Blood Drive at Reuter Children’s Outpatient Center
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville
7:00 am to 11:30 am
Please call Mary Bradt at 213-9650 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Monday, November 19
Haw Creek Elementary Blood Drive in the Gym
21 Trinity Chapel Road, Asheville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please call the school at 298-4022 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
A Red Cross gift for each student who recruits a donor!

Monday, November 26
YMCA Downtown Blood Drive
30 Woodfin Street, Asheville
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Please call the YMCA at 210-9622 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors will receive a Holiday ornament!

Tuesday, November 27
New Earth Shelters Blood Drive at the Black Mountain Fire Department
106 Montreat Road, Black Mountain
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Please call Bethany at 713-0758 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors will receive a Holiday ornament!

Tuesday, November 27
William W. Estes Elementary School Blood Drive at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church parking lot Overlook Road, Asheville
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Please call the School at 654-1795 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors will receive a Holiday ornament!
Tuesday, November 27
Shania Bradshaw Memorial Blood Drive
520 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Please call Jillian Bradshaw at 464-0244 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All presenting donors will receive a Holiday ornament!

Friday, November 30
Mission Hospital Blood Drive at Reuter Family YMCA
3 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville
6:30 am to 11:00 am
To schedule an appointment and for more information go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code missionasheville.

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

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.


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