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CANCELED: National Blood Donor Month: Blood Drive
January 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org to find other upcoming blood drives in our area.
Help save lives during National Blood Donor Month.
Give blood on January 15 at the Transylvania County Library with the American Red Cross.
National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 and recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. The community is invited to help save lives by donating blood on January 15 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Transylvania County Library.
The winter months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelets to meet patient needs. Inclement weather can result in blood drive cancellations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can prevent some donors from making or keeping appointments to give. Blood donors with all blood types are encouraged to make an appointment to give.
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Interested individuals may also schedule their appointment at the Librarys circulation desk. Walk-ins are also welcome. Blood donor card or drivers 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.