Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County
Winter weather is taking a toll on blood donations. According to the Red Cross,
Since the beginning of the year, severe weather forced the cancellation of more than 250 blood drives in 30 states, resulting in over 10,500 uncollected donations. Inclement weather is further depleting the already low blood supply, while hospital needs for blood products have remained steady. Right now, blood is being distributed to hospitals as fast as it comes in. 14,000 donations are needed daily. You can be one of them. The American Red Cross returns to Oriental for a Blood Drive on Friday, February 17 2017 from 1-6p at Oriental United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter on 3rd Ave – between the corner of Church / Freemason and Mildred Streets.
All eligible donors are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible by using the Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1800-RED CROSS. Those who come to donate will be eligible to receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email for making a blood donation.