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      Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives

      The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday. With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply, donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients across the country. This can be challenging during the summer months of June, July and August, when an average of two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two more donors - above what is expected - make an appointment and give blood at each Red Cross blood drive the rest of the summer. "Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations," said Page Gambill, CEO, American Red Cross Appalachian Blood Services Region. "Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer." To encourage more people to make time to donate blood before and after Independence Day, all presenting blood and platelet donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or schedule an appointment.{} To make an appointment to donate platelets, please call 1-866-353-1030. UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES: 7/1/2014: 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Rotary Field, 150 Woodland Drive Stuart VA 7/1/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Saltville Rich Valley Lions Club, 616 Lions Club Rd. Saltville VA 7/2/2014: 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Buchanan Fire and Rescue, 19670 Main Street Buchanan VA 7/2/2014: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Valley View Baptist, 17417 Main Street Buchanan VA 7/2/2014: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Walgreens, 2707 Greensboro Road Martinsville VA 7/2/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Bakes Chapel PH Church, 3113 Ivanhoe Rd Wytheville VA 7/3/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Wal-Mart, 313 West Thacker Road Covington VA 7/3/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave Collinsville VA 7/3/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Alan B Pearson Regl Cancer Ce, 1701 Thomson Drive Lynchburg VA 7/5/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Waldron Family YMCA, 267 Alleghany Spring Road Shawsville VA 7/8/2014: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Midway Baptist Church, 2595 Midway Road Phenix VA 7/8/2014: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM: First Christian Church, 231 E. Fudge St, Covington VA 7/8/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Mary Bethune Complex, 1030 Cowford Road Halifax VA 7/8/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Watson Mem United Meth Ch, 136 N. Main St. Chatham VA 7/9/2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Merrit Hall, 3506 Wards Road Lynchburg VA 7/9/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Christiansburg Rec Ctr, 1600 North Franklin St. Christiansburg VA 7/9/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Community Center, 2800 Jeb Stuart Hwy. Meadows Dan VA 7/9/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Farmville Train Station, 501 West Third Street Farmville VA 7/9/2014: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Catawba Hospital, 5525 Catawba Hospital Drive Catawba VA 7/10/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave Collinsville VA 7/10/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Lynchburg College -Schewel Center, 1501 Lakeside Dr. Lynchburg VA 7/11/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Heritage Baptist Church, 219 Breezewood Drive Lynchburg VA 7/12/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Concord Rescue Squad, 12605 Richmond Highway Concord VA 7/12/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Galax Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Center Street Galax VA 7/12/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Habitat for Humanity Restore, 1409 S Main Street Farmville VA 7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Hot Springs Fire Dept, 2670 Main Street Hot Springs VA 7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Bethlehem United Meth Church, 13586 Moneta Road Moneta VA 7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: American Legion Post 126, 1953 Magnolia Ave. Buena Vista VA 7/14/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Community Building, 261 Main Street Brookneal VA 7/14/2014: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM: US Cellular, 3901 Old Forest Rd Lynchburg VA 7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: WDBJ 7 Television, 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke VA 7/14/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: WDBJ 7 Television, 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke VA 7/15/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Forest Presbyterian Church, 1226 Two Church Lane Forest VA 7/15/2014: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Kroger, 15069 Forest Road Forest VA 7/15/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Forest Road United Meth Ch, 2805 Old Forest Road Lynchburg VA 7/15/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave. Radford VA 7/15/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Bonsack Baptist Church, 4845 Cloverdale Road Roanoke VA 7/16/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: DMV Altavista Customer Contac, 1301-C Main Street Altavista VA 7/16/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Cave Spring United Meth Ch, 4505 Hazel Drive Roanoke VA 7/16/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Veterans Admin Medical Center, 1970 Roanoke Blvd Salem VA 7/17/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Lone Star Advent Christian Ch, 4704 Nicelytown Road Clifton Forge VA 7/17/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Eagle Rock Fire House, 14630 Church St. Eagle Rock VA 7/17/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: American Legion Bldg, Route 617 Grundy VA 7/17/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave Collinsville VA 7/17/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: St Johns Episcopal Church, 200 Boston Ave. Lynchburg VA 7/17/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Kool Smiles, 135 Conston Avenue Christiansburg VA 7/18/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Brian Center Rehab, 100 Alleghany Regional Hospital Lane Low Moor VA 7/18/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Boones Mill Christian Church, 7950 Grassy Hill Drive Boones Mill VA 7/18/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Independence VFW Bldg, 72 Klondike Rd. Independence VA 7/18/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Lowes, 2644 Farmville Road Farmville VA 7/18/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: American Legion, 338 N Washington Ave Pulaski VA 7/19/2014: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Forest Public Library, 15583 Forest Road Forest VA 7/19/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Diamond Hill Presbyterian Church, 1090 Mollies Creek Rd Gladys VA 7/21/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Victory Way Baptist Church, 500 E. Main St. Hillsville VA 7/21/2014: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Suntrust Bank, 915 Hardy Road Vinton VA 7/21/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Trinity Lutheran Church, 4040 Williamson Rd. Roanoke VA 7/22/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Clifford Baptist Church, 635 Fletchers Level Road Amherst VA 7/22/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Calvary United Methodist Ch, 845 Hemlock Road Salem VA 7/22/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Marion First United Meth Ch, 115 S. Church St. Marion VA 7/23/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Agriculture Building, 54 Administration Lane Buckingham VA 7/23/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Radford University Cook Hall, 1 Fairfax St. Radford VA 7/23/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Staunton Gypsy Golf Pavilion, 600 ChurchvilleAve Staunton VA 7/23/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Waynesboro Free Methodist Church, 600 Hopeman Parkway Waynesboro VA 7/24/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Rocks Baptist Church, 393 Rocks Church Road Pamplin VA 7/24/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave Collinsville VA 7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Radford University Cook Hall, 1 Fairfax St. Radford VA 7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: PCA Lee Hi Medical Center, 2155 Apperson Drive Salem VA 7/25/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Drive Route 608 Stuarts Draft VA 7/25/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road Lynchburg VA 7/25/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Drive Lynchburg VA 7/25/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: West End United Meth Ch, 1030 W North Street Wytheville VA 7/26/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Charlotte Courthouse Amish, 137 Vincent Store Road Charlotte Court House VA 7/26/2014: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM: Charleys Restaurant, 707 Graves Mill Road Lynchburg VA 7/28/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Randolph Mem Baptist Church, 4246 South Amherst Highway Madison Heights VA 7/28/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Main Street United Meth Ch, 212 E. Main St. Bedford VA 7/28/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Dublin Lions Club Bldg, 1036 Bagging Plant Rd Dublin VA 7/28/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Christian Life International, 1CLI Way Salem VA 7/29/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Faith Redemption Fellowship, 1955 Blackwater Road Forest VA 7/29/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Campbell County Social Svcs, 69 Kabler Lane Rustburg VA 7/29/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Bethel Baptist Church, 1601 Colorado St. Salem VA 7/30/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Remax All Stars, 1225 Roanoke Road Daleville VA 7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ava Rocky Mount VA 7/30/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Fries Baptist Church, 111 E Main St Fries VA 7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Wingate by Wyndham, 3777 Candlers Mtn. Road Lynchburg VA 7/31/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Iron Gate United Methodist Ch, 709 Market Street Iron Gate VA 7/31/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Bacova{} of Low Moor, 1000 Commerce Center Dr. Low Moor VA 7/31/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave Collinsville VA 7/31/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Genworth Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main St. Lynchburg VA How to donate blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), 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. About the American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.{}
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