Red Cross blood drives set

Published 9:12 am Sunday, November 13, 2022

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In the time it took you for read this sentence, someone in the United States needed blood.  Every two seconds of every day someone needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatment, serious injuries, blood disorders and more, noted a Red Cross press release: “The lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation; a single donation can save up to 3 lives.”

“During October, 193 generous Outer Banks blood donors potentially saved 534 lives,” said Frank Spruill, Red Cross blood donor ambassador. “Everyone has their own reasons for donating blood, all of them important. Recently a first-time donor told me he was giving because of his wife’s need for blood transfusions, and a frequent donor told me about her empowered feeling from helping others.”

The need for blood is constant. Those who are healthy and feeling well are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate blood by visiting or calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). The actual donation takes about 10 – 12 minutes and the entire process from arrival to departure is about one hour.

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Area November blood drives include:

November 16: First Flight High Schools, Kill Devil Hills, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 16: Our Lady of the Seas, Buxton, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 18: Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, Kitty Hawk, Noon – 5 p.m.

November 28: Pitts Center, Southern Shores, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.