Date(s) - 08/16/2019
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Currituck County Public Library at Barco will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 252-453-8345 or sign up online at RedCrossBlood.org with sponsor code: CurrituckLib.
“Currituck County Public Library at Barco is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said a library representative. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every 2 seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.