When was the last time you gave blood?

Giving blood is a process that takes very little time and can be scheduled for your convenience. With a number of locations in the RTP area, you should be able to donate without going very far out of your way. As a regular donor, I am on an e-list from the American Red Cross. The need for blood and platelets is very strong and your donation is much appreciated. The e-newsletter this month was also full of rewards and opportunities to win prizes because it is National Blood Donor Month. Please review the information sent from Jeff Gauzza
Blood Center Coordinator for the Durham Service Area see what you can do to help out.

Janet Kennedy
5 Bucks is Change

Dear Loyal Blood Donor,

January is National Blood Donor Month.

While the need for blood is constant, during winter, fewer people venture out into the cold to donate.

With the recent unusual amount of inclement weather, the Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross has not been able to collect more than 1,500 units of blood due to drive cancellations and shortened hours. There are lives that are counting on donations. One of them could be a friend or relative. With that thought in mind, make a resolution to donate as many times as you can in 2011.

Blood can be donated EVERY 56 days.

If you’ve recently donated and are not eligible, we ask that you consider sharing this information with a friend or family member who might be eligible. Thank you for your donation and we hope you will continue to help save lives in the future.

We look forward to seeing you again when you are eligible.

To donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767).

Please join us at the North Raleigh Blood Center in November 2010 for the following wonderful give-aways and drawings:

Krispy Kreme Month

To thank donors and celebrate National Blood Donor Month, Krispy Kreme is giving everyone who presents to donate in January, a coupon for a free doughnut of their choice at any of the five Krispy Kreme locations in the Triangle area. In addition, if you present to donate on Monday, January 10, 2011, you can enjoy fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the canteen.

Travel Mugs

If you present to donate between January 3 –15, you will receive an American Red Cross Travel Mug.

T-Shirt Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday in November, all presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross T-shirt!

Waffle Fridays from Waffle House!

Every Friday, every presenting donor will receive a coupon for a free waffle from Waffle House.

Help Save Lives and Take to the Skies

Participate in donating blood or platelets between January 1 and March 31, 2011, and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a pair of round-trip Delta Airlines tickets!

Bluewater Realty Vacation

Present to donate between December 15, 2010 and February 28, 2011, and you will be entered for an opportunity to win a FREE three-night oceanfront beach vacation at the Islander Suites on Emerald Isle. Also, if you present between January 1st and February 28th, you will receive a $100 discount coupon for a beach vacation rental from Bluewater Real Estate and Vacation Rentals.

Do More, Give Together: Commit to a Donor Day!

Your civic or social group, team or business can help save more lives by donating together and showing your heart to the community. A Donor Day, which can span a day, a few days or even a week, is a fun and rewarding time at your local American Red Cross blood donation center. Contact Jeff Gauzza at 919-847-6835 for more information on how to make it a memorable event with special prizes and food for your group.

Please bring a friend, co-worker, neighbor, family member or other associate to donate with you. Also, feel free to pass this information and need along to others who might be interested in helping and entering to win a great prize! They can come in at a time that is convenient for them. Please make a difference for someone. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.

You, the donor, deserve all of the thanks in the world. Whether you give every 56 days, 112 days, or once in a while, you are helping to save lives whenever you come in to donate. Thank you for being a Hero!

Jeff Gauzza
Blood Center Coordinator

Durham Service Area
American Red Cross
4737 University Drive
#3 University Place
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 847-6835 (p)
(919) 452-5026 (c)
(919) 866-1289 (f)

  • North Raleigh Blood Donation Center
    8301 Bandford Way, Raleigh, NC 27613
    Monday 2:30 pm-7:00 pm
    Tuesday 2:30 pm-7:00 pm
    Thursday 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    1st & 3rd Saturday 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Raleigh Blood Donation Center
    100 N. Peartree Ln., Raleigh, NC 27610
    Monday 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Thursday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Cary Blood Center at Regency
    3700 Regency Pkwy, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27518
    Monday & Thursday 1:30 pm-7:00 pm
    Wednesday & Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm
    2nd & 4th Saturday 7:30 am-1:00 pm

  • Durham Blood Donation Center
    4737 University Dr, #3 University Pl, Durham, NC 27707
    Monday 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Wednesday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Thursday & Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
    2nd Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    4th Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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