Blood drives


The American Red Cross announces the following dates for blood drives.

• June 25, noon to 4:30 p.m., Lowe’s Hardware Blood Drive, 692 S. Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 789-6100 ext. 208.

• July 1, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 13 Bones Blood Drive, 502 S. Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 786-1313.

• July 2, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Surry Central High School Blood Drive, 716 S. Main St., Dobson. For an appointment, call 755-1052.

• July 5, 3 to 7:30 p.m., Piney Grove Baptist Church Blood Drive, 278 Piney Grove Church Road, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 406-1242.

• July 6, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Mount Airy Community Blood Drive, Surry Chapter Building, 844 Westlake Drive, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 786-4183.

• July 10, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ProHealth Wellness and Fitness Center Blood Drive, 280 N. Pointe Blvd., Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 783-0399.

• July 10, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Northern Hospital of Surry Blood Drive, 830 Rockford St., Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 783-8079.

• July 16, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Grace Moravian Church Blood Drive, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 829-4258.

• July 19, 1 to 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Blood Drive, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 786-2803.

• July 22, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church Blood Drive, 314 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 710-1846.

• July 23, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mount Airy Wesleyan Church Blood Drive, 2063 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 786-7250.

• July 27, noon to 4:30 p.m., Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9436 Blood Drive, Pilot Mountain First UMC, 210 Marion St., Pilot Mountain. For an appointment, call 351-3413.

• July 28, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Westfield Community Blood Drive, Westfield Baptist Church, 6713 Westfield Road, Westfield. For an appointment, call 325-5095.

• July 27, 3 to 7:30 p.m., Pine Ridge VFD Blood Drive, 1892 Pine Ridge Road, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 657-7002.

• July 29, 3 to 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Baptist Church Blood Drive, 1421 Little Mountain Church Road, Ararat, For an appointment, call 648-4926.

• July 30, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Mt. Pilot Drug Blood Drive, 119 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain. For an appointment, call 368-3500.

• July 31, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Mayberry Mall Blood Drive, Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy. For an appointment, call 786-1005.

The blood inventory is in need of all blood types. The Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, which supplies blood to 103 hospitals, needs 1,600 blood and platelet donors each day in order to meet the needs of patients in those hospitals.

Blood donors must be 16 years of age (parental consent form needed), must meet new height and weight requirements and be in good health on the day of donating. Go to www.surrycountyredcross.org for the parental consent form that is needed for a 16-year-old to give blood. Don’t forget an ID. Donors should drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine, eat iron rich foods and eat well before donating. For more information, call the Surry County Red Cross at 786-4183, (800) 448-3542 or visit www.GIVELIFE.org.

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