Red Cross to host blood drives Tuesday in Jacksonville, New Bern

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The American Red Cross will host blood drives Tuesday in Jacksonville and New Bern, as hospitals face a critical shortage of Type O blood.

The Red Cross says, right now, it has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

Blood shortages often force some surgeons to delay elective procedures.

To help fill the need, the organization is offering $5 Amazon gift cards for anyone who donates blood or platelets through June 10th.

You can sign up to donate at RedCrossBlood.org, or you can stop by local donation drives, including two happening Tuesday in Jacksonville and New Bern.

The Jacksonville blood drive runs from noon until 4:00 p.m. at Coastal Diagnostic Imaging, located at 3606 Henderson Drive.

The New Bern blood drive runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 1207 Forrest Drive.

Other Local Red Cross Blood Drives happening from May 14 to June 8:

BEAUFORT COUNTY

Chocowinity:

5/16/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Cypress Landing Home Owner Association, Cypress Landing Bay Club, 100 Marina Drive

Washington:

5/22/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Harvest Church, 2020 W 15th Street

5/23/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Department of Environmental Quality, 943 Washington Square Mall

5/24/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Clarks Neck Fire & Rescue Department, 3797 Wharton Station Road

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 North Bonner Street

6/6/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Free Will Baptist Church, 901 N. Bonner St.

CARTERET COUNTY

Beaufort:

6/3/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ann Street United Methodist Church, 500 Ann Street

Morehead City:

5/21/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Glad Tidings Church, 4621 Country Club Drive

5/23/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Carteret Health Care, 3500 Arendell St., PO Box 1619

5/26/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement, 5219 Highway 70 West

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Carteret, 1604 Arendell St.

5/30/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Carteret Community College – Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell St.

Newport:

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Newport Moose Lodge, 456 Roberts Road

CRAVEN COUNTY

Havelock:

6/7/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Havelock Moose Family Center, 1007 East Main Street

New Bern:

5/14/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 1207 Forrest Drive

5/15/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Emerald Golf Club, 5000 Clubhouse Dr.

5/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., New Bern Mall, 3134 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard

5/23/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., RHA Howell Care Centers, Inc., 140 Pirates Rd.

5/23/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pine Tree Drive

5/24/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pine Tree Drive

6/1/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., West Street Christian Church, 721 West St.

6/4/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Twin Rivers YMCA New Bern, 100 YMCA Lane

6/6/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., JC Penney, 3100  Martin Luther King  Jr.Blvd

Vanceboro:

5/22/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., International Paper, 1785 Weyerhaeuser Road

5/25/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., VFW Post 11119, 102 First Street

DUPLIN COUNTY

Beulaville:

5/21/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Beulaville Presbyterian Church Beulaville, 205 East Main Street

6/6/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cedar Fork Baptist Church, 668 Cedar Fork Church Rd.

Chinquapin:

5/20/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sharon Baptist Church, 2775 Hwy 41 S. and Hwy 50

Magnolia:

6/7/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 208 E Main Street

Wallace:

5/29/2019: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Campbell Center, Campbell Center, 513 SE Railroad Street

Warsaw:

5/16/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Warsaw Wellness and Recreation Center, 210 West Hill Street

LENOIR COUNTY

Kinston:

5/21/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., 902 Church, 2009 Carey Rd.

5/22/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westminster United Methodist Church Kinston, 1601 Carey Road

5/23/2019: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Spring Arbor of Kinston, 3207 Cary Road

5/29/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lenoir County Extension, 1791 NC Hwy. 11 S #55

5/31/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Woodington Middle School, 4939 Hwy 258 South

6/3/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1990 Hwy11 and 55

6/5/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kinston Community Center, 2602 West Vernon Ave

La Grange:

5/20/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., La Grange Community Center, 410 E. Washington Street

MARTIN COUNTY

Jamesville:

5/19/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Jamesville Fire Department and EMS, 1035 Hayes St.

Williamston:

5/20/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Martin County Auditorium/Riverside High School, 1260  Godwin Avenue

ONSLOW COUNTY

Holly Ridge:

5/17/2019: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Dixon High School, 160 Dixon High School Rd.

Jacksonville:

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Coastal Diagnostic Imaging, 3606 Henderson St.

5/17/2019: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce, 1099 Gum Branch Road

5/22/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, 711 Henderson Dr.

5/25/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 910 Pine Valley Rd

5/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hampton Inn – Jacksonville, 1032 Hampton Inn Way

5/27/2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jacksonville Mall – Mobile, 375 Western Blvd

5/31/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Marine Federal Credit Union Jacksonville, 4180 Western Blvd

6/2/2019: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Jacksonville Mall – Mobile, 375 Western Blvd

6/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., SECU Jacksonville, 114 North Palin Road

6/8/2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sam’s Club, 1170 Western Blvd.

Richlands:

5/31/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Community Christian Church, 222 Richlands Loop Road

6/1/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Albert J. Ellis Airport-Executive Terminal, 304 Wright Brothers Way

Sneads Ferry:

5/28/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church, 776 NC Hwy 210

Swansboro:

5/16/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Swansboro Moose Lodge #1425, 161 Norris Road

5/30/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center, 300 Taylor Notion Rd

PAMLICO COUNTY

Arapahoe:

6/6/2019: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Camp Sea Gull Alumni Bulding, 218 Sea Gull Landing

Grantsboro:

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grantsboro Town Hall, 10648 NC Highway 55

PITT COUNTY

Bethel:

5/18/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Southern Bank-Bethel, 7458 Main Street

Greenville:

5/16/2019: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brookdale Senior Living, 2105 W. Arlington Blvd

5/17/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/18/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/19/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/20/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/21/2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., The Hilton Greenville, 207 SW Greenville Blvd.

5/21/2019: 12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m., ECU Health Science Student Center, Health Science Student Center, 1868 Health Science Drive

5/24/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/25/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/26/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/27/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

5/29/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Physicians East,  P.A., 1850 West Arlington Blvd.

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Greenville Fire/Rescue Station #6, 3375 East 10th Street

5/31/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

6/1/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

6/2/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

6/3/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

6/4/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., WITN-TV, 275 East Arlington Blvd

6/5/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd

6/7/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

6/8/2019: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

Winterville:

6/2/2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Road

6/3/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Pitt Community College Craig Goess Student Center, 1986 Pitt Tech Road

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