Every two seconds, someone in the US needs a life-saving blood transfusion, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood and platelets. Maintaining an adequate blood supply requires a delicate balancing effort that monitors available supply versus expected demand.
Donated blood must be constantly replenished because it has a limited shelf life. Community blood banks focus on fulfilling the blood supply needs of a single region. In locally-driven operations, neighbors are helping neighbors, but only through a partnership with the community.
The Blood Connection is hosting blood drives throughout Western North Carolina during the month of March. Donors can visit thebloodconnection.org to find a nearby blood drive or to schedule a donation appointment. Donors can also call (864) 751-3019 for more information.
Blood Drive Schedule
Mudcreek Baptist Church 2:30-6:30pm
YMCA Hendersonville 10am-12:30pm
The Omni Grove Park 11am-4pm
Blue Ridge Energy 7:30am-12:30pm
MSD Buncombe County 11am-3pm
Chili’s for TC Roberson Baseball Team (420 Airport Rd) 8am-1pm
Sam’s Club-Hendersonville 11am-4pm
Ingles on Hendersonville Rd 1:30-6:30pm
Appalachian State University 11:30am-4:30pm
Blue Ridge Community College 9am-2pm
Quest 4 Life Community Center 2-7pm
Arden Seventh Day Adventist Church 9am-2pm
Range Urgent Care 11am-4pm
Community members can also donate in The Blood Connection’s new Arden donation center every day at 225 Airport Rd Arden, NC. Walk-ins are welcome.