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Red Cross Announces Blood Drive Dates

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Contact: Gail Barksdale/Account Manager/American Red Cross/(828) 676-7811                          

Support cancer patients by donating blood

Marion, NC, September 2021 — Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. More than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Donated blood is a lifesaving gift most healthy people can give. The community is encouraged to donate blood with the American Red Cross on any of the following dates to help those with cancer and many others who need blood:
Friday, September 3, 2021
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Grace Community Church Sanctuary
5182 US Hwy 70 W, Marion, NC 28752
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Autumn Care /Bus/Parking Lot
1264 Airport Rd, Marion, NC 28752
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Marion Community Building
191 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
10:00 am – 2:30 pm 
McDowell Tech Community College
William Harold Smith Building / Classroom 313
54 College Dr, Marion, NC 28752
Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
WNC Bigfoot Festival /ARC Bus
39 N Garden St, Marion, NC 28752
Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lowe’s 1922 Marion
480 US Hwy 70 W, Marion, NC 28752
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. To get started, follow the instructions or use the Blood Donor App. 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 in most states (16 with parental consent), 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.

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