World Blood Donor Day, which takes place every year on June 14, is a day to raise awareness for the need of blood donations around the world and to thank the many people who donate life-saving blood each year. This year's edition of World Blood Donor Day is especially important, because so many medical facilities are in need of blood due to COVID-19. Our real estate agents have put together a list of blood drives and donation facilities where you can donate blood for World Blood Donor Day this year.
World Blood Donor Day: Where to Donate Near Raleigh
What to Know Before You Donate
In the past blood drives would often allow walk-in donors, but this year there are extra precautions in place due to COVID-19. For donors, the main difference is that you'll have to schedule an appointment in order to donate this year. Both donation centers and blood drives have appointment slots available in 15-minute intervals. You can schedule your appointment online, or call ahead to save your appointment slot.
The Blood Connection – 5925 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
With convenient locations near Raleigh homes for sale and in other nearby communities, The Blood Connection is a donation center with appointments available 7 days per week. The Blood Connection has appointments available for both whole blood and plasma donations every day. Anyone over 16 years of age is eligible to donate, and donors are eligible to give blood as long as it has been at least 56 days since your last donation.
North Raleigh Blood Donation Center – 8301 Bandford Way, Raleigh, NC 27613
The North Raleigh Blood Donation Center will be hosting daily drives six days per week starting on June 11, with a wide variety of time slots available. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday appointments are available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If an evening appointment better suits your schedule, you can sign up for a slot from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday. On Thursday, you can set up a donation at any time from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Crabtree Valley Mall – June 24 – 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
There will be a blood drive sponsored by iHeartRadio at the Crabtree Valley Mall on June 24, with appointments available from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The mall is currently open with additional safety and sanitation procedures in place, so you can plan a day of shopping around your donation. There have often been summer blood drives at Crabtree Valley Mall with great success, and appointment slots will likely fill up fast this year. At this blood drive, anyone can donate whole blood, and you can donate Power Red if your blood type is O, A Negative, or B Negative.
Raleigh Blood Donation Center – 100 N Peartree Ln., Raleigh, NC 27610
The Red Cross has two blood donation centers in Raleigh, and the Raleigh Blood Donation Center is open for donations three days per week. Appointments are available on Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This donation center accepts both whole blood and Power Red donations. Schedule your appointment by calling the Red Cross, or visiting the Donation Center website.
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