Red Cross blood drives set for February in Dare County

Published 8:25 am Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood; 29,000 donations are needed every day to sustain the blood supply. “You can help save lives by making a blood donation at a Red Cross Blood Drive in February,” noted a Red Cross press release.

“The need for blood is constant,” said Frank Spruill, Red Cross blood donor ambassador.  “Lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation; a single donation can save up to three lives.”

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

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All donors will receive a $10 Amazon gift card by email, according to the release. Donors will also be automatically entered in a national drawing for a chance to win a trip for two to Florida, including round-trip airfare and a three-night stay at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

February blood drives in Dare County are:

February 7 – Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 8 ­– Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, noon to 6 p.m.

February 10 – Virginia S. Tillett Community Center, Manteo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

February 14 – Pitts Center, Town of Southern Shores, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

February 28 – Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Buxton, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.