Red Cross Needs Blood Donations

The summer is winding down and the Red Cross is running low on the most needed blood types: O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Platelet donors and type AB blood donors are also being asked to help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients.

The Red Cross is reporting that overall blood donations in the Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region have been approximately 1,445 fewer per month in June and July this year than the previous 10 months of the year.

“Summer blood shortages are not uncommon, but they can be prevented when generous volunteers roll up their sleeves to help save lives,” said Angelette Griebel, Director of Collections, for the Red Cross Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian Regions.

Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

If you’re in a hurry, here are some locations where you can donate this week:

Wednesday, August 5

Norfolk Blood Donation Center
250 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Aug 05, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 06:30 PM

Lombart Instruments
5358 Robin Hood Road
Norfolk, VA 23513
Aug 05, 2015 | 08:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 05, 2015 | 09:30 AM- 03:30 PM

Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO
1323 W. Pembroke Avenue
Hampton, VA 23661
Aug 05, 2015 | 10:00 AM- 03:00 PM

Thursday, August 6

Norfolk Blood Donation Center
250 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Aug 06, 2015 | 12:30 PM- 06:30 PM

Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 06, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Greenbrier Mall
1401 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Aug 06, 2015 | 02:00 PM- 07:00 PM

Haynes Furniture
5324 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 06, 2015 | 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

Friday, August 7

Norfolk Blood Donation Center
250 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Aug 07, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 04:00 PM

Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge
509 N. George Washington Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23323
Aug 07, 2015 | 01:00 PM- 07:00 PM

Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 07, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 04:00 PM

Saturday, August 8

Norfolk Blood Donation Center
250 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Aug 08, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 03:00 PM

Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 08, 2015 | 10:00 AM- 03:00 PM

Sunday, August 9
Norfolk Blood Donation Center

250 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Aug 09, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 03:00 PM

Church of the Acension
4853 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 09, 2015 | 08:30 AM- 02:00 PM

Greenbrier Mall
1401 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Aug 09, 2015 | 12:00 PM- 05:00 PM

Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Aug 09, 2015 | 06:30 AM- 03:00 PM