Red Cross blood drives set for eastern North Carolina

Published 9:48 am Saturday, January 7, 2023

Every two seconds of every day someone needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatment, serious injuries, blood disorders and more. This lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation; a single donation can save up to three lives, noted a press release from the American Red Cross.

“While 62% of the U.S. population can give blood, only about 3% donate,” said Frank Spruill, Red Cross blood donor ambassador. “The actual blood donation takes about 10 – 12 minutes, and the entire process from arrival to departure is about one hour. If you are healthy and feeling well, please schedule an appointment to give now.”

Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All donors will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Superbowl LVII in Arizona.

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Red Cross January blood drives for eastern North Carolina include:

January 5: Inter-County Ruritan Club, Hertford, 2-6 p.m.

January 5: South Mills Ruritan Club, South Mills, 2-6 p.m.

January 5: Currituck Family YMCA, Barco, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 6: Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, Kill Devil Hills, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 9: Pitts Center, Southern Shores, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

January 10: Community Center, Hertford, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

January 11: City Road United Methodist Church, Elizabeth City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 12: Jarvisburg Church of Christ, Jarvisburg, noon-5 p.m.

January 18: Gates County Community Center, Gatesville, 12:30-6:30 p.m.

January 20: Outer Banks Family, Nags Head, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

January 23: Pasquotank Ruritan Club, Elizabeth City, 1-6 p.m.

January 23: Towne South Church of Christ, Elizabeth City, 2-6 p.m.

January 25: Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

January 26: Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock, 2-7 p.m.

January 26: Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City, noon-5 p.m.

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