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Give Blood In November (2016-11-10 14:21:12)

This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift – a blood donation – to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.

This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift – a blood donation – to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. 
A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
The Red Cross encourages donors to start a new holiday tradition and bring family and friends together to donate blood or platelets. Donors of all blood types are needed to give this November to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. As a thank you for donating around the Thanksgiving holiday, all those who come to donate Nov. 24-28 will be invited to download a set of recipes from celebrity chefs.

There are several opportunities to donate this month:

11/17/2016: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Jefferson UMC, 115 East Main Street, Jefferson

11/18/2016: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Appalachian State University, 231 Plemmons Student Union, ASU, Boone

11/18/2016: 3:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Parkway School, 160 Parkway School Drive, Boone

11/19/2016: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 3044 Old Wilkesboro Road, Glendale Springs

11/22/2016: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Krispy Kreme, 1641 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

11/23/2016: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Glenbridge Nursing and Rehab Center, 211 Milton Brown Heirs Rd., Boone

11/29/2016: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hardin Park Elementary School, 361 Jefferson Road, Boone

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).

Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

IN ADDITION: Watauga High School Blood Drive Club and HOSA will be holding a blood drive Monday November 14th in the Watauga High School Gym from 7:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Anyone that would like to donate blood can go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Watauga High School" or call 1-800-733-2767to schedule an appointment.



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