Upcoming blood drives

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood to help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day. Here is a list of blood drives being held in the area.

May 25

8 a.m. to noon at Five Forks Cafe on 4456 John Tyler Highway.

May 28

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TJ Maxx on 4640 Monticello Ave.

May 31

Noon to 6 p.m. to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center on 100 Sentara Circle.

June 4

7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Jamestown High School from 3751 John Tyler Highway.

June 6

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Williamsburg Landing, 5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive.

June 7

3-7 p.m. at Norge Elementary School on 7311 Richmond Road.

June 14

7:45 a.m. to noon at Eastern State Hospital in Staff Development Building 3 on 4601 Ironbound Road.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Community Building on 401 North Boundary St.

June 15

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James City County Human Services on 5249 Olde Towne Road.

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at College of William and Mary in Trinkle Hall on Grigsby Street.

Want to donate?

The public is asked to schedule an appointment to ensure hospitals and patients have the blood they need this summer. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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