Blood Donation Opportunities

August 1-15, 2015

Media contact: Natividad Lewis, 704-347-8491, @ARCBloodCAR redcrossblood.org

Every two seconds someone needs blood:

Red Cross urges blood donations

(July 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers:

Nussbaum Blood Donation Center

1501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro

Blood donation hours

Monday: 2 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday: 12:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Platelet donation hours

Monday: 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Winston-Salem Blood Donation Center

650 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem

Blood donation hours

Monday: 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Platelet donation hours

Monday and Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Forsyth County

Bethania

Aug. 5 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Bethania Moravian Church, 5545 Main St.

Kernersville

Aug. 3 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Kernersville Wesleyan Church/Family Life Center, 930 N. Main St.

Aug. 10 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 9856 McNeil Road

Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 Oakhurst St.

Aug. 11 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 Oakhurst St.

Aug. 14 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Con-way Freight, 438 W. Bodenhamer St.

Lewisville

Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kaplan Early Learning Company, 1310 Lewisville-Clemmons Road

Winston-Salem

Aug. 6 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Medical Center Blvd.

Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Health, 1920 W. 1st St.

Aug. 7 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Medical Center Blvd.

Aug. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4633 Grove Garden Drive

Aug. 13 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller St.

Aug. 14 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Christ Wesleyan Church, 2390 Union Cross Road

Rockingham County

Eden

Aug. 6 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Eden YMCA, 301 S. Kennedy St.

Aug. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Morehead Memorial Hospital, 117 E. Kings Highway

Madison

Aug. 3 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at New Vision Fellowship, 1135 W. Academy St.

Aug. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian, 204 W. Decatur St.

Reidsville

Aug. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 409 S. Main St.

Stokes County

Lawsonville

Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lawsonville Ruritan Club, 4589 N.C. 8 Highway N.

Surry County

Dobson

Aug. 4 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 430 Rockford Road

Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Surry County Government Center, 118 Hamby Road

Elkin

Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 429 CC Camp Road

Mount Airy

Aug. 3 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Surry American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive

Aug. 6 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at CK Technologies, 710 Piedmont Triad W. Drive

Aug. 9 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Beulah Ruritan Building, 5436 W. Pine St.

Aug. 11 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Golden Living Center, 542 Allred Mill Road

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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