WFMY News 2 and the Greensboro Chapter of the American Red Cross are partnering for the 49th annual Holiday Blood Drive. The Red Cross says the holiday season marks the time of year where it sees the greatest need for blood donors. The event runs Tuesday, December 10th from 7am to 7pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
Why Donate Blood?
Help us keep a safe and adequate blood supply within our community by surpassing our goal of 540 pints. One pint of blood does not only help up to three people celebrate another holiday, but it could also give them a second chance at life. The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides life-saving blood to over 103 hospitals. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders, and other illnesses receive life-saving transfusions every day.
Who Can Donate Blood?
Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, who weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood at the WFMY News 2 Holiday Blood Drive. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.
You Can Win!
When you sign in to donate at the Holiday Blood Drive, you can register to win this elegant 14k white gold fancy diamond pendant, courtesy of Schiffman's Jewelers. (Approximate Retail value is $1,500.)
READ: Official Rules
Schedule An Appointment
This year you can schedule an appointment before arriving on site. (appointments are not required)
1) Make an appointment at the Blood Drive website.
2) Fill out the form and enter sponsor code: WFMY Holiday.