Donors needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply 

Published 11:36 am Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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POLK COUNTY—A sufficient blood supply is important to ensure patient needs are met. Donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate blood at the following locations in Polk County during the month of July: 

  • Friday, July 12

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tryon International Equestrian Center, Hospitality Gym

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25 International Blvd, Mill Spring

  • Thursday, July 18

1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Steps to Hope, Community Room

60 Ward St, Columbus

  • Tuesday, July 23

12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Congregational UCC, Fellowship Hall

210 Melrose Ave, Tryon

  • Wednesday, July 31

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tryon Estates, Blue Ridge Room

617 Laurel Lake Dr, Columbus

Those with type O, B negative and A negative blood are invited to maximize their impact by giving a Power Red donation. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells – the most commonly transfused blood component. During a Power Red donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and plasma and platelets are then safely and comfortably returned to the donor. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body and are frequently given to trauma and surgery patients.  

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS.


Submitted by Gail Barksdale