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Red Cross in need of blood

Type O negative, B negative, and A negative blood is need most of all, but  all blood types are accepted along with platelet donors. (Source: MGN Online) Type O negative, B negative, and A negative blood is need most of all, but all blood types are accepted along with platelet donors. (Source: MGN Online)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The American Red Cross is still in urgent need for blood and platelet donations even after recent blood drives.

During the month of July, the Red Cross had about a 7.5 percent increase in donors that resulted in more than 11,800 additional units of blood being donated according to officials, but it's still not enough.

A Red Cross spokesman said blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in.

Type O negative, B negative, and A negative blood is need most of all, but  all blood types are accepted along with platelet donors.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities by county, Aug. 16 - Sept. 1:

Brunswick

  • Boiling Spring Lakes
    • Aug. 19 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Boiling Spring Lakes, 45 Boiling Spring Road

  • Holden Beach
    • Aug. 20 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Holden Beach Chapel, 147 Brunswick Ave.

  • Leland
    • Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Greens, 138 Bent Green Drive

  • Shallotte
    • Aug. 25 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 MH Rourk Drive

Columbus

  • Whiteville
    • Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Southeastern Community College, 4564 Chadbourn Highway

New Hanover County

  • Carolina Beach
    • Aug. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marriott Carolina Beach, 100 Charlotte Ave.

  • Wilmington
    • Aug. 18 from 1:45 to 6:15 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 South College Road
    • Aug. 18 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Road
    • Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of North Carolina to Wilmington, 601 S. College
    • Aug. 27 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Harbor United Methodist Church, 4853 Masonboro Loop Road 
    • Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at WECT/WSFX, 322 Shipyard Blvd. 

Robeson

  • Lumberton
    • Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Southeastern Health, 300 N. 27th St.

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