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Friday, July 6, 2012

It's time again to save a life

       There are two times when the blood donations at the Red Cross drop---December and the summer months.  Now that we are well into the vacation period the need is great.  ABC News reported that:

"The American Red Cross  today reported dangerously low levels of blood and platelet supplies, with 50,000 fewer blood donations than expected for the month of June. The Red Cross calls upon all those who are eligible to give blood to visit Red Cross or other collection centers to donate.
“Donations are down more than 10 percent across the country,” said Stephanie Millian, a spokeswoman  for the American Red Cross, told ABCNews.com. “We have almost half the amount of available blood on the shelves compared to last year.”

     The Columbia Donation Center is  at 10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 400, Columbia, MD 21044
Schedule a Blood Donation Appointment at this Location
Phone:
1-800-RED CROSS
Hours:
Apheresis (platelets and plasma):7:00 am - 1:00 pm (Su, W, Fr) 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm (M), 2:00 pm - 7 pm (Tu), 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Th), 7:00am - 2:00 pm (Sa);

 Whole Blood: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm (M, Tu, W, Th), 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (Fr), 6:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sa)
    

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