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Back To School Jam
Saturday, August 19th, 2017
12:00p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Event Details: Summer Jam Back to School Bash hosted by Riders of the A Car, Bike, Truck Club and Social Club. There will be free food, a bounce house and free school supplies for all age groups.
Summer Months Lead to ShortageBlood shortages often worsen around Independence Day due to many fewer volunteer-hosted blood drives at places of work, worship or community gathering, and this year is no exception. Nearly 700 fewer blood drives are scheduled during the Independence Day week than the weeks before and after the holiday. Overall, the summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations as regular donors delay giving while they vacation and participate in summer activities. In a recent survey of Red Cross blood donors, more than 73 percent indicated vacation plans this summer, many of them occurring the weeks before and after Independence Day. New donors and those who haven’t given in a while are especially encouraged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. Nearly one-third fewer new blood donors came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year due in part to schools – where blood drives are held and where new donors give – being out of session during the summer months. Every two seconds in the United States blood and platelets are needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant procedures, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 25-Aug. 15NC Beaufort Washington 8/8/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lee Chevrolet, 2375 W. 5th Street 8/10/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Church of Christ, 520 East 10th Street _______________ Bertie Windsor 8/8/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Windsor Public/ YMCA, 1102 N King St. _______________ Carteret Beaufort 8/14/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ann Street United Methodist Church, 500 Ann Street Harkers Island 8/11/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 1007 Island Road Morehead City 8/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 208 N 13th Street _______________ Craven Havelock 8/4/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Havelock Moose Family Center, 1007 East Main Street 8/11/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 305 U.S., HIGHWAY 70 EAST New Bern 8/4/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., New Bern Mall, 3134 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard 8/10/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., CarolinaEast Health System, 2000 Neuse Boulevard 8/12/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Dayspring Christian Center, 1246 Pollocks St. 8/15/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 1207 Forrest Drive _______________ Duplin Kenansville 8/2/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Duplin County Social Services, 423 North Main Street Wallace 8/9/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., North East Volunteer Fire Department, 4486 NC 41 8/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Kingdom Builders Ministries, 1504 North Norwood Street _______________ Lenoir Deep Run 8/14/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Deep Run OFWB Church, 2390 John Green Smith Road Kinston 8/9/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Airport Road 8/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Caswell Center, 2415 West Vernon Avenue 8/14/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Southwood Memorial Christian Church, 1027 Hwy. 58 South 8/15/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kinston Public Service Complex, 2360 Hwy 258 South _______________ Martin Williamston 8/5/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farm Life Ruritan Club, 9291 Nc Highway 171 _______________ Onslow Swansboro 8/7/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Swansboro First Baptist Church, 614 West Corbett Ave 8/10/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center, 300 Taylor Notion Rd _______________ Pitt Ayden 8/14/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ayden-Grifton High School, 7653 NC Hwy 11-South Greenville 8/5/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Eastern North Carolina Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive 8/8/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Eastern North Carolina Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive 8/9/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road 8/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd 8/15/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Eastern North Carolina Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive Winterville 8/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church, 4457 Reedy Branch Road 8/13/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Road _______________ Washington Roper 8/8/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Zion's Chapel Church of Christ, 6001 Hwy 32 North
About the American Red CrossThe American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. Event details must be sent at least one week prior to the actual event date.