Give blood, save a life

Saving a life seems life a lofty resolution for the new year, but it’s easier than you think. The American Red Cross will host about a dozen blood drives in the Asheville area this month. Pick out the location that’s most convenient to you and see the tips below.

Tips for giving blood:

– Make an appointment and bring your ID
– Drink an extra 16 oz of liquid
– Eat a full meal before giving blood and avoid food that’s high in fat
– Make sure you have enough iron in your diet
– Get a good night’s sleep
– Wear sleeves that can be rolled up
– Enjoy a free snack!

Blood drives are in Asheville, unless otherwise noted.

FR (1/4), 11:30am-4pm – Genova Diagnostics, 63 Zillicoa St. Info: 210-7417.
SU (1/6), 1-5:30pm – Reynolds Fire Department, 235 Charlotte Highway. Info: 628-9537.
WE (1/9), 9am-2pm – Glen Arden Elementary School, 50 Pinehurst Circle, Arden. Info: 654-1800.
MO (1/14), 9am-1pm – MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. Info: 257-4406.
TU (1/15), 2:30-7pm – Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Road. Info: 299-9233.
WE (1/16), 9:30am-3pm – Mission Medical Associates, 200 Ridgefield Court. Info: 250-2774.
WE (1/16), 2:30-6:30pm – Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler. Info: 667-4541.
SU (1/20), 8:30am-12:30pm – Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St. Info: 253-3316.
MO (1/21), 8am-1pm – Arden Community Health Fair, 35 Airport Road, Arden. Info: 684-4525.
FR (1/25), 6:30-11am – Reuter YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. Info: 1-800 REDCROSS.
SA (1/26), 10am-2:30pm – Skyland First Baptist Church, 2115 Hendersonville Road, Arden. Info: 684-7214.


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