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American Red Cross: Community Partners Needed to Help Save Lives

Published November 30, 2020

The American Red Cross is seeking sponsors and locations to host critical blood drives. Blood donation is essential to ensuring the health of our communities, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. It’s important to remember that blood is perishable and cannot be stockpiled, so the need for blood is constant. With no known end date to this pandemic, the Red Cross needs the help of donors and blood drive hosts to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come.

Since the onset of the pandemic in March, many regular blood drive sponsors have not been able to host drives due restricted access to facilities. As corporate partners, organizations, and schools cancel blood drives, nearly 20,700 units of blood have gone uncollected in the Eastern NC region. This includes nearly, 6,000 units of blood in the Durham/RTP area.

Why Are Blood Drives Host Locations Needed?

How Can Durham Chamber Members Help:

Stories of Hope and Successful Partnership:

For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or to host a drive, contact:

Courtney Watkins – Account Manager  charles.watkins@redcross.org

Tara Tucker – Account Specialist  tara.tucker@redcross.org

Bruce Roberts – District Manager  bruce.roberts@redcross.org

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