The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 24, 2012

Red Cross promotes blood drives


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — The American Red Cross, Stanly County Chapter, has two blood drives planned:

2-6 p.m. Oct. 25, North Stanly Middle School, 36605 Old Salisbury Road, New London,

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Stanly Community College/Main Campus, 141 College Drive, Albemarle.

The Red Cross says blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets.  

Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

Call (704) 982-0070 or visit www.scncredcross.org for more information.