Every two seconds of every day someone needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatment, serious injuries, blood disorders, and more.
This lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation; a single donation can save up to 3 lives.
“While 62% of the U.S. population can give blood, only about 3% donate”, said Frank Spruill, Red Cross Blood Donor Ambassador. “The actual blood donation takes about 10 – 12 minutes, and the entire process from arrival to departure is about one hour. If you are healthy and feeling well, please schedule an appointment to give now.”
Even families vacationing on the Outer Banks can participate in local blood drives.
Last month, one visitor saw the publicity about the blood drive. And as a result, seven family members from Georgia, New Jersey and Tennessee came and donated at a December Blood Drive, and six were first time donors.
Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All donors will be automatically entered to win a trip for 2 to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.
January Red Cross Blood Drives on the Outer Banks:
- January 6, Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- January 9, Pitts Center, Southern Shores, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- January 20, Outer Banks Family YMCA, Nags Head, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- January 25 Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.