National Blood Donor Month comes as Red Cross seeks donations for urgent needs

Staff Writer

January is National Blood Donor Month, and it’s also one of the most difficult times of the year for the Red Cross to supply enough blood and platelets to patients, according to a Red Cross news release. Holiday schedules, snow, storms and sickness can keep donors home.

Eligible donors are encouraged to give frequently to save lives, the release said. Several blood drives have been scheduled in Greater Williamsburg.

Williamsburg

2-7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at College of William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law, 613 South Henry St.

1-7 p.m. Jan. 29 College of William and Mary Trinkle Hall, 108 Jamestown Road

James City County

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group, 5424 Discovery Park Blvd.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 Williamsburg Landing, 5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive

2-7 p.m. Jan. 29 Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 3287 Ironbound Road

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 Thomas Nelson Community College, 4601 Opportunity Way

2-7 p.m. Jan. 31 Mounts Bay Recreation Center, 101 Tutters Neck Road

York County

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 Saint Joan of Arc Church, 9041 George Washington Memorial Highway

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 Wild Birds Unlimited, 3120 Kiln Creek Parkway

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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