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Give the gift of life by donating blood

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - There is a critical need for blood in our area and New Hanover Regional Medical Center is providing residents two opportunities to help.

Give the gift of life by donating blood Tuesday, July 14 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Cape Fear Hosptial, or on July 22 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the 17th Street campus in the James Walker Conference Rooms.

Most people, at some point in their lives, will know someone who needs a blood transfusion, whether it be from a car accident or a blood disorder.

Blood Transfusion Services Manager Tommy Barham never though the would be on the receiving end of a transfusion, but had an accident in 2006 and lost a lot of blood during surgery and needed several transfusions.

"This accident really reminded me that life can change very quickly," says Barham in a statement. "Because of the people who had donated blood, I received the transfusions I needed. I am so thankful to those who donated blood."

For more information, visit www.membersforlife.org/cbsr/schedule.  Click on search by sponsor code and enter 282 to schedule your donation appointment.

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