Community blood drives in Buncombe County

Press release

From Red Cross:

Only 3% of the Population Donates Blood Products – Will You?

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.

“While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime,” said Sharon Pitt, 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-REDCROSS 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
Receive a $10 Neo Burrito Gift Certificate!
Every Thursday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 5 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Community Blood Drives

Thursday, April 3
Black Mountain Community Blood Drive at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church
117 Montreat Road, Black Mountain
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (828) 669-2725.

Friday, April 4
Industries for the Blind Blood Drive
240 Sardis Road, Asheville
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Kevin Tillery at (828) 667-9778 extension 5827.
All donors will receive a Free Lunch!

Sunday, April 6
Earth Fare of South Asheville Blood Drive
1856 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) OR visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: earthfaresa.
Enhanced canteen available for all donors!

Friday, April 11
Carolina Day School Blood Drive
1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Cathy Cantwell at (828) 274-1244.
All presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross T-shirt!

Tuesday, April 15
University of North Carolina Asheville Blood Drive
1 University Heights, Asheville
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) OR visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: uncasheville.

Wednesday, April 16
University of North Carolina Asheville Blood Drive
1 University Heights Asheville
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) OR visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: uncasheville.

Thursday, April 17
Mission Hospital, Inc. Blood Drive
501 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
7:00 am to 6:00 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (828)213-2222 extension 2 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: missionasheville.
All presenting donors will receive a Free Gift!

Thursday, April 17
Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Blood Drive
725 Asbury Road, Candler
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call the Church Office at (828) 667-3950.

Wednesday, April 23
Asheville Fire & Police Department Blood Drive
100 Court Plaza, Asheville
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Janet Lampkin at (828) 259-5813.

Friday, April 25
Reuter Family YMCA Blood Drive
3 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville
7:30 am to 12:00 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code:missionasheville.

Monday, April 28
Mount Carmel Baptist Church Blood Drive
201Mount Carmel Road, Asheville
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call the Church Office at (828) 254-4688.

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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