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As the U.S. experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the American Red Cross is becoming increasingly concerned about the nation’s blood supply — including convalescent plasma. 

A convalescent plasma donation collects plasma from COVID-19 survivors because antibodies to the disease in their blood may help patients who are currently fighting the virus. Increased hospitalization of patients with coronavirus this fall and winter has caused the Red Cross to distribute a record number of COVID-19 plasma products to hospitals treating patients who are battling the virus. 

Eligible individuals are urged to make an appointment to donate blood now to help patients in need. Find a donation opportunity using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities are available at the following locations: 

SPRING HOPE

• Dec. 10, 3-7 p.m. — Spring Hope Community Building, 104 Community St. 

NASHVILLE

• Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Nash County Office Building, 120 W. Washington St.

ROCKY MOUNT

• Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Golden East Crossing Mall, 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

• Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Golden East Crossing Mall, 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

• Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Nash Community College Building CE, 522 N. Old Carriage Road.

• Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Environmental Services Building, 1221 Thorpe Road.

• Dec. 10, noon to 6 p.m. — Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive.

• Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive.

• Dec. 11, 2-7 p.m. — Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church, 1481 Beechwood Drive.

• Dec. 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Word Tabernacle Church, 821 Word Plaza.

• Dec. 14, 2:30-7 p.m. — First Baptist Church, 200 S. Church St.

WILSON

• Nov. 19, 11 a.m., to 4 p.m. — Beddingfield High School, 4510 Old Stantonsburg Road.

• Nov. 22, 4-7 p.m. — St. Therese Catholic Church, 700 Nash St. NE.

• Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Wilson Country Club, 4509 Country Club Drive.

• Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Moose Lodge of Wilson, 2705 Forest Hills Road.

• Nov. 29, 1-5 p.m. — Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 5215 Hornes Church Road.

• Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 NW.

• Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road NW.

• Dec. 15, 3-7 p.m. — Connect Church, 4865 W. Nash St.

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