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Red Cross ‘Give Blood and Go’ campaign

During fall, the weather, the leaves and our schedules are changing. With the season being such an active time for families with busy schedules, it is easy to forget what doesnt change the constant need for blood. It is important to help save lives and give the gift of life by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross.
During the Give Blood and Go! campaign, which runs from October 1 to December 31, each person who presents to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross will have an opportunity to win one of three pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets.
Wednesday, November 4 – 12:30 4:30 p.m.
St. Lukes Hospital Blood Drive (220 Hospital Drive; Columbus, NC) Blood drive will be held inside the hospital-no bus this time. Come show your support for this new setup. Call 828-894-2408 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will automatically be entered in a drawing to win one of three pairs of Delta Airline tickets.
Sunday, November 8 – 1:30 6 p.m.
Coopers Gap Baptist Church Blood Drive (730 Coopers Gap Road; Columbus, NC) All blood types needed. Call 828-894-8059 or 894-3232 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will automatically be entered in a drawing to win one of three pairs of Delta Airline tickets.
Monday, November 9 – 12:30 5:30 p.m.
Polk County Community Blood Drive to be held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church (150 Melrose Avenue; Tryon, NC) All blood types needed. Call 828-894-2700 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will automatically be entered in a drawing to win one of three pairs of Delta Airline tickets.
Wednesday, November 25 – 2 6:30 p.m.
Autumn Care of Saluda Blood Drive (501 Esseola Street; Saluda, NC) All blood types needed. Call 828-749-2261 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will receive a Free American Red Cross Ornament and will automatically be entered in a drawing to win one of three pairs of Delta Airline tickets.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 100 hospitals. Approximately 1,600 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.
Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet height and weight requirements.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate at a nearby donor center, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org.