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Red Cross in urgent need of blood donors

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -  Blood is in short supply in eastern North Carolina. The American Red Cross reports blood donations are down approximately 8% over the last 11 weeks. 

This has resulted in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.

"Statistics show that 20% of our blood donors are high school and college students.” Kasey Shue said. “But when college and high school students aren't running in the summer, we have to make up that deficit from our regular donors in our local communities."

The organization is asking you to keep them in mind during this challenging time. They’ve got 50 days left in their ‘100 days of Summer. 100 days of Hope’ campaign.

"We’re in an urgent situation for people to come out and give because the summer is a very difficult time for us. We always see a decrease in donations around July 4th. We also have Memorial Day and Labor Day."

Eligible donors with types O-, B- and A- blood are especially in need. To find one near you, click here

Here is a list of upcoming blood drive locations, provided by the American Red Cross:

  • 7/23/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The Boys and Girls Club, 3321 Bridge Street
  • 7/23/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Currituck County Governmental Complex, 2801 Caratoke Hwy
  • 7/23/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Lenoir County Board of Elections, 110 South Heritage St.
  • 7/23/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Kinston Public Service Complex, 2360 Hwy 258 South
  • 7/23/2014: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM: Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, 3732 Sunset Avenue
  • 7/24/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Boys and Girls Club, 601 Mulberry Street
  • 7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Education Building, 3500 Arendell St. PO Box 1619
  • 7/24/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pine Tree Drive
  • 7/24/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Community Christian Church, 222 Richlands Loop Road
  • 7/24/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire Department, 143 Drinking Hole Road
  • 7/25/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Aurora Volunteer Fire Department & Aurora Rescue Squad, 99 Hwy 33 E.
  • 7/25/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Havelock Moose Family Center, 1007 East Main Street
  • 7/25/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pine Tree Drive
  • 7/25/2014: 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM: Lowe's of Roanoke Rapids, 1600 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy
  • 7/25/2014: 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM: Collier Harley Davidson, 316 Premier Blvd
  • 7/25/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Sentara Albemarle Hospital, 1144 North Road Street
  • 7/26/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Ace Hardware Manteo, 300 North US 64
  • 7/26/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM: House of Resurrection, 102 North King Street
  • 7/26/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Lowe's, 1255 Western Blvd,
  • 7/27/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: #9 Township Fire Department, 3783 Nc Highway 55 W
  • 7/27/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM: Infant of Prague, 205 Chaney Ave.
  • 7/28/2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Ann Street United Methodist Church, 500 Ann Street
  • 7/28/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Momeyer Baptist Church, 4967 Momeyer Way
  • 7/28/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Chick -Fil - A, 1332 Jeffreys Road
  • 7/28/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Mid County Volunteer Fire Department, 18135 NC Hwy 32 N
  • 7/29/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: South Mills Club South Mills Ruritan Club, ROUTE 17
  • 7/29/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Oakdale Baptist Church, 13037 US 64 Alt. West Hwy
  • 7/29/2014: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Halifax Regional Medical Center-Auditorium, 250 Smith Church Road
  • 7/29/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 400 Academy Heights Road
  • 7/29/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Martin General Hospital, 310 South McCaskey Road
  • 7/29/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 9649 Stony Hill church Road
  • 7/29/2014: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Lowe's, 1605 Ehringhaus Street
  • 7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Eaton Corporation, 8171 Planer Mill Road
  • 7/30/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Holly Ridge Community Center, 404 Sound Road
  • 7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Winslow Memorial Home, 1075 US Hwy 17 South
  • 7/30/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Peace Baptist Church, 2838 Tilghman Rd. N
  • 7/31/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Washington 15th Street Church of God, 336 E. 15th Street
  • 7/31/2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Carolina Colours, 3300 Waterscape Way
  • 7/31/2014: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Onslow Memorial Hospital/Education Building, 317 Western Boulevard
  • 7/31/2014: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Onslow County Board of Education, 200 Broadhurst Road
  • 7/31/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: ONSLOW WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY, 228 Georgetown Rd.
  • 8/1/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Washington Moose Lodge #1800, 322 Flanders Filters Rd.
  • 8/1/2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 305 U.S. HIGHWAY 70 EAST
  • 8/1/2014: 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Lowe's, 700 North Wesleyan Boulevard
  • 8/1/2014: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Treanor Chiropractic Wellness Center, 4161 Capital Drive
  • 8/1/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 677 Bear Creek Road
  • 8/1/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Jacksonville Mall, 375 Jacksonville Mall
  • 8/1/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Christ's Church Family Life Center, 745 Davenport Farm Road
  • 8/2/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Thorne's Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive
  • 8/2/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Ashley Furniture Jacksonville, 1250 Western Blvd Suite A
  • 8/2/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Carmike Patriot 12, 1000 Kalli Drive
  • 8/2/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Southgate Mall, 1409 West Ehringhaus Street
  • 8/3/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Lowe's Home Improvement, 150 Lowes Boulevard
  • 8/3/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Wal-Mart New Bern, 3005 Clarendon Road
  • 8/3/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Greenville Moose Lodge, 5393 Reedy Branch Road
  • 8/4/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Woodard's Pond Church of Christ, 8962 US Hwy 264 East
  • 8/4/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Rocky Mount Elks Lodge #1038, 2750 N. Church Street
  • 8/4/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Conway Baptist Church, 229 N. Church Street/Hwy 35
  • 8/4/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Lighthouse Mennonite Church, 1281 Honolulu Road
  • 8/4/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Sandoz, 4700 Sandoz Drive
  • 8/5/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Lowe's OBX, 1500 North Croatan Hwy
  • 8/5/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Roanoke Rapids First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 109 Clearfield Drive P.O. Box 1508
  • 8/5/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 301 S. Circle Drive
  • 8/5/2014: 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM: Select Bank & Trust, 3600 Charles Blvd
  • 8/5/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Agriculture Extention Auditorium, 403 Government Circle
  • 8/5/2014: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: TrustAtlantic Bank, 1310 W. Arlington Blvd
  • 8/5/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Marsh Swamp Church, 6664 Rock Ridge School Road
  • 8/6/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Woodmen Community Center, 2602 West Vernon Ave
  • 8/6/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: 2nd and Charles, 1250 B Western Blvd.
  • 8/6/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Texas  Road House, 103 Moosehaven Road
  • 8/6/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Commissioner's Auditorium, 1717 West 5th Street
  • 8/6/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Public Works Bldg., 1500 Beatty Street
  • 8/6/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Farmington Heights Church of God, 910 Raleigh Rd. NW
  • 8/7/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Glad Tiding Church, 4621 Country Club Drive
  • 8/7/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: First Baptist Church, 1015 Church Street
  • 8/7/2014: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Select Food Services, 127 Enterprise Blvd
  • 8/7/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: West Mount Volunteer Fire Department, 7955 West Mount Drive
  • 8/7/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center, 300 Taylor Notion Rd
  • 8/8/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM: Community Center, 585 Broad Creek Road
  • 8/8/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Davie Volunteer Fire Department, 3155 US Hwy 158 West
  • 8/8/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Walmart #3864, 561 Yopp Rd
  • 8/9/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Twin Lakes Camping Resort, 1618 Memory Lane
  • 8/9/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, US 258 South
  • 8/10/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, 4961 Free Union Church Rd.
  • 8/10/2014: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM: No. 7 Township Fire Department, Cherry Point Road
  • 8/10/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Sandy Plain Baptist Church Beulaville, Route 2
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