Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors in Weeks Leading up to Summer

By Staff


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The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

Blood and platelet donations often decrease when regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session, but the need for blood is constant. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to summer to help alleviate this seasonal decline.
Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who come to donate blood between May 23 and May 25, 2015, will receive a limited-edition Red Cross-branded RuMe® tote bag, while supplies last.

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

Winston-Salem Blood Donation Center
650 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem
Blood donation hours
Monday: 1:30 – 6:30pm Tuesday and Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30pm Wednesday and Friday: 8am – 1pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 3pm

May 19 from 2 to 7pm at Clemmons United Methodist Church, 3700 Clemmons Road
May 22 from 3 to 7:30pm at Southwest Elementary School, 1631 Southwest School Drive

May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30pm at Paddison Memorial Library, 130 E. Mountain St.
May 27 from 1 to 5:30pm at Abbotts Creek Apartments, 1000 Abbotts Creek Circle
May 31 from 8am to 12:30pm at United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main St.

May 17 from noon to 4:30pm at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 167 Shady Grove Church Road
May 22 from noon to 4:30pm at Lowe’s Hardware 935 Hanes Mall Blvd.