Earlier this week I traveled to the Fort Benjamin Park Recreation Center in Newport where the American Red Cross was hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. A number of ENC citizens were already there giving the gift of life and were happy to tell about their current and previous experiences as blood donors.
Kristin Willis of the American Red Cross and Darlene Austin with Fort Benjamin Park spoke on behalf of their respective organizations. Darlene also spoke as the site coordinator for the Carteret County Special Olympics North Carolina!
There are a number of ways to make blood and platelet donation appointments across ENC. You could download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).