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Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center Urgently Needs Donors

For those that love making a difference in our community, your help is needed as the Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center urgently needs donors to give the gift of life, a pint of blood. Sadly, during warmer weather, the number of blood donations decreases and that is why the Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center finds themselves in an urgent situation. For those who are able to donate, please go by the Blood Donor Center located at 3357 Village Drive in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Blood Donor Center has also scheduled a number of mobile blood drives. I have the list below. Whether you stop by the Blood Donor Center or visit one of the mobile sites, thank you. For more information on the Blood Donor Center of Cape Fear Valley, click here. Donating Blood Is Very Simple and Rewarding After you check in, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire. Then you will receive a brief health check and then it’s on to actually donating blood. Did you know that by donating a single pint of blood, you could save as many as 3 lives? The life you save could be a newborn baby, or someone involved in a vehicle accident or someone battling cancer. In addition to accepting donations of blood, the Blood Donor Center encourages donations of platelets. When you donate platelets, the Blood Donor Center will take your blood, remove the platelets and then return the plasma and red cells to you. Please note, that to donate platelets, it may take 1-2 hours compared to only a few minutes to donate a pint of blood. Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center Manager Amy Fisher said “platelets especially help cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy, so if you know someone who has cancer and wish you could do something to help, this would be a great action to take.” To schedule a platelet donation, call the Blood Donor Center at 910-615-3305. As an incentive for those giving blood at the Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center, you will receive a 60-minute game pass for Main Event in Fayetteville, while supplies last. Also, every person that donates will be entered into a giveaway for one of three $500 Visa gift cards. The gift card giveaway will take place at the end of the month of July. One other thing, if you donate blood on a Monday, not only will you get the 60-minute game pass for Main Event but you will also receive a free movie ticket. The Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center serves the needs of patients in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Bladen counties. The Blood Donor Center is located at 3357 Village Drive in Fayetteville, North Carolina in the Bordeaux Shopping Center. Hours for donations are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. DOnations are also accepted on the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. The center will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the holiday. Mobile Blood Drive Schedule ---The Offices of Village Green: Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1900 Fordham Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. ---Home Instead: Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 555 Executive Place, Fayetteville, N.C. ---Haymount Institute for Psychological Services: Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 996 Helen St., Fayetteville, N.C. ---St. Ann Catholic Church: Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. to Noon, 357 N. Cool Spring St., Fayetteville, N.C. If your businesses or organizations would like to host a mobile blood drive, contact Kristyn Keefe at (910) 615-3306. Thank You very much for donating to the Blood Donor Center of Cape Fear Valley.

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