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Blood drives

Contributed • Nov 22, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Upcoming blood drives

Red Cross 

Carter County/Elizabethton

  • Monday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Anytime Fitness, 768 W. Elk Ave. Suite 8

Washington County/Johnson City

American Red Cross Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Drive, No. 100

  • Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m
  • Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • third Saturday only, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jonesborough

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, noon-4:30 p.m., Lowe’s, 1498 E. Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough.How to donate blood

How to donate blood

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

Marsh Regional Blood Center

  • Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Advance America, Bristol

In addition to scheduled blood drives, donors are welcome at Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport, 2428 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.

For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, call 423-408-7500, 423-652-0014 or 276-679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.

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