Red Cross facing blood shortage, dozens of donation events planned

  

PRESS RELEASE

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give July 29 through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 14-31
Alexander

Taylorsville
8/29/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Taylorsville YMCA, 260 Black Oak Ridge Road

Burke

Morganton
8/15/2019: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., City Hall, City Hall, 305 E. Union St.
8/15/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Professor Herb’s Herbal Solutions, LLC, 805 Jamestown Rd

Rutherford College
8/18/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Crosslink Church, 400 Malcolm Blvd

Cabarrus

Concord
8/15/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Vitality Fitness, 8230 Poplar Tent Rd
8/21/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 1119 Union St SOUTH
8/21/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord

Kannapolis
8/14/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Kannapolis Intimidators, 2888 Moose Rd
8/26/2019: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Bethpage Presbyterian Church-Fellowship Building, 6020 Mooresville Rd

Midland
8/30/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Midland Fire and Rescue, 12805 US Hwy 601 South

Caldwell

Lenoir
8/16/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement #1509, 1201 Hickory Blvd SE
8/31/2019: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Lenoir, 901 Seehorn Road

Catawba

Claremont
8/20/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Rd

Hickory
8/16/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hickory Masonic Lodge, 30 Catawba Boulevard
8/19/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA, 2259 12th Ave NE
8/19/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 North Center St
8/20/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Shuford Credit Union, 882 16th St NE
8/30/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Dunkin’ Donuts, 1445 2nd Ave NW

Maiden
8/22/2019: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Providence Road Baptist Church, 3283 Providence Mill Rd

Newton
8/16/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Newton Public Library, 115 West C St
8/28/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., St James Lutheran Church, 1942 St James Church Rd

Cleveland

Shelby
8/19/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1207 W. Dixon Drive
8/20/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Shelby Presbyterian Church, 226 E. Graham St
8/20/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Central UMC, 200 E. Marion Street
8/28/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Cleveland Community College, 137 S. Post Rd
8/31/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fatz Southern Kitchen, 1235 E Dixon Blvd

Gaston

Dallas
8/30/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Puett United Methodist, 3009 Puetts Chapel Road

Gastonia
8/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ellie Mae’s Bake Shop, 176 S Chester St
8/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 190 S. Oakland
8/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Parkwood Baptist Church Gastonia, 1811 Dixon Rd

Iredell

Barium Springs
8/27/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Iredell County Recreation Center, 122 Grannis Lane

Mooresville
8/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mooresville Police Dept., 750 West Iredell Ave
8/25/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Matthew McConnell, The Harbor Pool Clubhouse, 130 Bay Port Lane
8/26/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Lowe’s 0595, 509 River Hwy

Statesville
8/15/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Abilene Church of Christ, 120 Bell Farm Rd
8/15/2019: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Beulah Baptist, 1851 Old Mountain Rd.
8/22/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Griffin Agency, 139 E Broad St
8/25/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friendship United Methodist Church, 907 Friendship Rd

Lincoln

Denver
8/30/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wal-Mart SuperCenter, HWY 73

Lincolnton
8/16/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S Aspen Street
8/22/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Family Video, 1407 E. Main St
8/27/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Leonards Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonards Fork Church Road

Vale
8/25/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., David’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 784 Davids Chapel Church Rd

Mecklenburg

Charlotte
8/14/2019: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Travelers, 11440 Carmel Commons Rd.
8/14/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/15/2019: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Novant Health Presbyterian, 200 Hawthorne Ln.
8/15/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/17/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., HOPEworldwide, 2200 Ashley Road
8/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/17/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Fresh Chef Kitchen CLT, 2935 Providence Rd.
8/18/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Rd.
8/18/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., St John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Road
8/18/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/19/2019: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Delta Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport, 5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
8/19/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/20/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/21/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/22/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/23/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/24/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Inspire Dentistry of The Carolinas, 8810 Blakeney Professional Dr, Ste 120
8/25/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/26/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tryon Distributing – Forsyth, 200-B Forsyth Hall Drive
8/26/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/27/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLT, 108 Airport Commons Drive
8/27/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ally, 440 South Church Street
8/27/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/28/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/28/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Keith Family YMCA, Keith Family YMCA, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road
8/29/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, 4115 Coca Cola Plaza
8/29/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/30/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road
8/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Charlotte Blood Donation Center, 2425 Park Road

Cornelius
8/24/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Cornelius, 21007 Catawba Ave

Huntersville
8/16/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/17/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/19/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/20/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/23/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/24/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/25/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/26/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/27/2019: 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/30/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110
8/31/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 110

Matthews
8/24/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy.

Montgomery

Candor
8/14/2019: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Macedonia Presbyterian, 3269 Candor Troy Rd

Star
8/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Star Municipal Building, 454 Main Street

Richmond

Hamlet
8/21/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hamlet Masonic Lodge, 307 Main St

Rockingham
8/30/2019: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Park Freewill Baptist Church, 308 Forrest St.

Stanly

Albemarle
8/20/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., YMCA Albermarle, 427 North 1st Street

Locust
8/27/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., First Bank, 114 West Main Street, P.O. Box 207

Norwood
8/20/2019: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Memorial Baptist Church, 873 Pee Dee Ave

Union

Monroe
8/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., New American Red Cross Chapter Monroe, 125 Pedro Street, Suite E
8/21/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., New Testament Baptist Church, 2603 Goldmine Road
8/30/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Health and Human Services Building, 2330 Concord Avenue

SC

Chester

Edgemoor
8/23/2019: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Edgemoor ARP Church – Fellowship Hall, 2135 Starnes Rd

Lancaster

Fort Mill
8/28/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 238 Fort Mill Highway
8/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Southern Spirits, 9989 Charlotte Hwy

York

Lake Wylie
8/27/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Lake Wylie YMCA, 4034 Charlotte Hwy, Suite 109

Rock Hill
8/19/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 200 Piedmont Blvd.
8/29/2019: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Allen Tate Realtors, 1602 Ebenezer Rd
8/29/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., York County Library System, 138 East Black Street

York
8/29/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Rd.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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