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Red Cross announces blood donation dates for June

During the busy summer season, the blood supply often suffers. With donors on vacation and preoccupied with other summer activities, collections tend to take a dip.
The Red Cross hopes to avoid a shortage this summer by asking donors to make giving the “Gift of Life” part of their summer plans. It takes 1,600 people each weekday giving blood and platelets to meet hospital demands.
Donors giving at one of the following sites may register to win one of three seven-day cruises for two.
State law now allows 16-year-olds to donate blood. The Red Cross requires that 16-year-olds get signed parental consent before donating blood.
– May 31, 1ń5:30 p.m., Salem Lutheran Evangelical Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road. For an appointment, call Penny Barger at 704-202-4664.
– June 2, 3:30ń8 p.m. Unity United Methodist, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis. For an appointment, call Patty Greene at 704-857-3174.
– June 5, 1:30ń6 p.m. Wal-Mart, 323 S. Arlington St. For an appointment, call Jan Harwood at 704-639-9718.
– June 8, 1ń5:30 p.m. American Red Cross, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd, W. Free ham or sausage biscuit for all donors provided by Biscuitville. For an appointment, call Sherry Smith at 704-633-3854, ext 105.
– June 9, 1:30ń6 p.m., Autumn Care, 1505 Bringle Ferry Road. Free ham or sausage biscuit for all donors provided by Biscuitville. For an appointment, please call Lisa Elliott at 704-637-5885.
– June 10, 10 a.m.ń2:30 p.m. Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. For an appointment, please call Beverly Maurice at 336-655-5035.
– June 14, 1ń5:30 p.m. Centenary United Methodist, 620 Centenary Road, Mt. Ulla. For an appointment, please call Melissa Plyler at 704-663-1890.
– June 14, 1ń5:30 p.m. Blood and marrow drive in honor of Carl Doby, First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis. For an appointment to donate blood, call Anita Erwin at 704-403-3961. For marrow questions, please call Paul Biernacki at 704-921-3582.
– June 16, 9 a.m.ń1:30 p.m. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. For an appointment, please call Sherry Smith at 704-633-3854, ext 105.
– June 22, 2ń6:30 p.m. Liberty Commons Nursing Center, 4412 S. Main St. Free ham or sausage biscuit for all donors provided by Biscuitville. For an appointment, please call Shirley Rye at 704-637-3040.
– June 23, 1ń5:30 p.m. Salisbury Mall, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. Free ham or sausage biscuit for all donors provided by Biscuitville. For an appointment, please call Sherry Smith at 704-633-3854, ext 105.
– June 24, 2:30ń7 p.m. Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road. Free ham or sausage biscuit for all donors, provided by Biscuitville. For an appointment, please call Martha Parrott at 704-637-3784, ext 711.
– June 26, 1:30ń6 p.m., Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 West N.C. 152, Mooresville. For an appointment, please call Bill Lefler at 704-278-3525.
– June 27, 10 a.m.ń2:30 p.m. Krispy Kreme, 1428 W. Innes St. Free doughnut and drink for all donors. For an appointment, please call David Oakley at 704-637-2525.
– June 28,12:30ń5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St., Faith. For an appointment, please call Misty Goodman at 980-234-3867.
– June 28, 1ń5:30 p.m. Rock Grove UMC, 1050 Rock Grove Church Road. For an appointment, please call Margaret Brown at 704-279-4572.
– June 29, 2:30ń7 p.m. Franklin Baptist Church, 3810 U.S. 601. For an appointment, please call Sandi Hache’ at 704-636-5480.
– June 29, 2:30ń7 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road. For more information, please call the church office at 704-633-0922.
– June 30, 2ń6:30 p.m. East Rowan YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. For an appointment, please call David Freeze or Kathy Rummage at 704-279-1742.
Blood drive information is subject to change. Call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854 for updated information.

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