TYPE O NEG AND B NEG BLOOD LEVELS DROP TO EMERGENCY LEVELS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS: Jennifer Liles 919-602-7581 or Meg Finnin 910-692-8571

TYPE O NEG AND B NEG BLOOD LEVELS DROP TO EMERGENCY LEVELS

Red Cross urging donors to give blood during critical time


Moore County, NC – As a result of the recent bad weather across the country, on the heels of the holiday season, the blood supply has drastically decreased in the Carolinas Region. Type O negative and type B negative blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels and help is needed now! Since type O negative blood can be used for any patient when there is not time to determine the patient’s blood type, it is crucial that there is a sufficient supply.

1/13/2010

Sandhills Cmnty Coll – Pinehurst
3395 Airport Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
10 AM-3 PM
1/21/2010

FirstHealth Fitness Ctr – Pinehurst
170 Memorial Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
10 AM-2:30 PM

1/22/2010

Douglass Community Center
1185 W Pennsylvania Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
10 AM-2:30 PM

1/26/2010

Penick Village – Southern Pines
100 E. Rhode Island Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
1:30 PM-6 PM

1/27/2010

Sandhills Cycle Center
7540 Hwy 15/501
Pinehurst, NC 28374
1:30 PM- 6 PM

2/1/2010

Elliotts on Linden – Pinehurst
905 Linden Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
11 AM- 3:30 PM

2/1/2010

Mid South Club
Plantation Drive
Pinehurst
NC 28374
11 AM- 3:30 PM

2/5/2010

Belk 532 – Southern Pines
1 Pinecrest Plaza
Southern Pines, NC 28387
11 AM- 3:30 PM

2/9/2010

Moore Co. Employees – Carthage
Moore Co. Agriculture Bldg.
707 Pinehurst Ave.
Carthage, NC 28327
9 AM- 1:30 PM

2/10/2010

Seven Lakes Kiwanis – West End
Seven Lakes Road
West End, NC 27376
1 PM- 6 PM

2/12/2010

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS-So. Pines
9880 US Hwy 15/501
Southern Pines, NC 28387
2:30 PM- 7 PM

2/15/2010

Our Saviour Lutheran Church
1517 Lutheran Way
Southern Pines, NC 28387
1:30 PM- 6 PM

2/22/2010

Carolina Hotel – Pinehurst
1 Carolina Vista Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
1:30 PM- 6 PM

2/24/2010

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
FirstHealth Conference Center
30 Memorial Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
10 AM- 3 PM

2/26/2010

The O’Neal School – Southern Pines
3300 Airport Rd.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
8:30 AM- 1 PM

2/26/2010

Village of Pinehurst – Pinehurst
395 Magnolia Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
7 AM- 11:30 AM

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source.

The Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so that hospital patients have the blood or platelets they need to make a full recovery. Blood is needed to help treat a variety of patients including accident victims and individuals undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

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 specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to locate a nearby blood drive, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) or visit www.redcrossmoorenc.org.

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