Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Between May and September the Red Cross traditionally sees a big drop in the blood supply as donors leave for vacation. Please donate blood at one of the upcoming blood drives and bring a co-worker or friend to give with you. Walk-ins are welcome. Participate in donating blood or platelets from June 1 to June 30 and enter a drawing for one of two $750 gas cards
The minimum age is 17 and there’s no upper age limit. You must have a photo I.D. or a Red Cross donor card to donate. If you have questions about eligibility, please call toll free at 1-866-562-7156 to speak with a donor counselor.
Blood Drive schedule:(Call for appointment)
n June 3, 12:30-5 p.m.: First Baptist Church of Rockwell, 8630 Hillcrest Drive. Call Cindy Jones, 704-279-6120.
n June 4, 2:30-7 p.m.: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Rd. Call 704-633-0922.
n June 4, 2:30-7 p.m.: Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis. Call Patty Greene, 704-857-3174.
n June 8, 1:30-6 p.m.: Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 West NC Hwy 152, Mooresville. Call Bill Lefler, 704-278-3525.
n June 9, 10 a.m.ń2:30 p.m.: Spencer Eagle Scout Project, High Rock Community Church, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road. Call Travis Spencer, 704-239-3849.
n June 10, 1-5:30 p.m.: Rock Grove United Methodist Church,
1050 Rock Grove Church Road.
Free T-shirts for all donors. Call Margaret Brown, 704-279-4572.
n June 10, 1-5:30 p.m.: Centenary United Methodist Church,
620 Centenary Road, Mt. Ulla.
Free T-shirts for all donors.
Call Missy Bradshaw, 704-663-7784.
n June 11, 1-5:30 p.m.: “Golden Gifts”ńCelebration for all donors 55 and older. American Red Cross, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd.
Call the office at 704-633-3854 to make an appointment.
n June 11, 1:30-6 p.m.: Autumn Care, 1505 Bringle Ferry Road.
Call Debra Smith, 704-637-5885.
n June 13, 2-6:30 p.m.: Spencer Community Blood Drive, Spencer Moose Lodge, 1301 N. Elizabeth Ave., Spencer. Call Geraldine, 704-212-2778.
n June 14, 10 a.m.ń2:30 p.m.: National Textile (Hanesbrand),
308 N. Thom St., China Grove.
Call Gene Clary, 704-857-2442, ext. 426.
n June 15, 1-5:30 p.m.: Salisbury Mall, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd., West. Call the Red Cross office, 704-633-3854.
n June 24, 12:30-5:30 p.m.: Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St., Faith. Call Misty Goodman, 980-234-3867.
n June 24, 1-5:30 p.m.: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove. Call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854 to make an appointment.
n June 25, 2:30-7 p.m.: Franklin Baptist Church, 3810 Hwy 601.
Call Cathy Saine, 704-798-3590.
n June 26, 10:30am-3 p.m.: Wal-Mart, 323 S. Arlington St. Call Jan Harwood, 704-639-9718.
n June 29, 10 a.m.ń2:30 p.m.: Team Chevrolet, 404 Jake Alexander Blvd., South. Call Lisa Weaver, 704-216-8000.
Blood Drive schedule subject to change. For more information, contact the office at 704-633-3854.