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Amid urgent need, Red Cross seeks Nash County blood donors

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer due to supply interruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Despite states lifting stay-at-home orders and reopening, many blood drives at businesses and community organizations continue to be canceled as these locations remain closed or restrict the number of individuals able to gather.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures, the Red Cross is organizing a prop replica giveaway from the film “Wonder Woman 1984,” due to hit theaters nationwide Oct. 2, to thank those who roll up a sleeve and help patients battling illness and injury. Those who donate blood July 1-31 will automatically be entered for a chance to win an authentic “Wonder Woman 1984” movie prop replica package, which includes the golden lasso and a pair of gauntlets identical to Wonder Woman’s from the film. 

Organizers encourage donors to make an appointment to give by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the blood donor skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Upcoming blood drives are planned at the following locations: 

BAILEY

• July 14 — 3-7 p.m., Bailey United Methodist Church, 12437 Green St.

MIDDLESEX

• July 14 — 2-7 p.m., Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 9649 Stony Hill Church Road.

• July 19 — 1-5 p.m., Union Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 10748 Bissette Road.

NASHVILLE

• July 8 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nashville Town Hall council chambers, 114 W. Church St. 

RED OAK

• July 15 — 2-7 p.m., Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department, 7951 Red Oak Blvd.

ROCKY MOUNT 

• July 6 — 2:30-7 p.m., Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive.

• July 6 — 3-7 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church, 305 S. Halifax Road.

• July 8 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive.

• July 13 — 3-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 200 S. Church St. 

• July 14 — 2-7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 153 N. Church St.

• July 15 — 1:30-6 p.m., Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, 3732 Sunset Ave.

SIMS

• July 9 — 3-7 p.m., Sims Volunteer Fire Department, 6214 U.S. 264 Alternate. 

WILSON

• July 8 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilson Community College, 902 Herring Ave.

• July 9 — 2-7 p.m., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5142 N.C. 58.

• July 10 — 3-7 p.m., Marsh Swamp Church, 6664 Rock Ridge School Road.

• July 11 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion Wilson Post 13, 2035 U.S. 301 S.

• July 13 — 3-7 p.m., Contentea Volunteer Fire Department, 4146 N.C. 42 W.

• July 14 — 2-6 p.m., Stoneybrook Christian Church, 3502 Airport Blvd.

• July 15 — 2-7 p.m., First Christian Church, 207 Tarboro St. NE.

LUCAMA

• July 7 — 1:30-7 p.m., Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6115 Little Rock Church Road.

TARBORO 

• July 6 — 2:45-7 p.m., St. James United Methodist Church, 211 E. Saint James St.

• July 9 — 12:30-4:30 p.m., Edgecombe County Rescue Squad Station No. 1, 501 Office St.

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