Blood drive set for Saturday

Staff report

PEMBROKE — A blood drive has been scheduled for Saturday in Pembroke as part of the American Red Cross’ effort to ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Purnell Swett High School, located at 11344 Deep Branch Road.

Blood donations are urgently throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need, according to the Red Cross. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Anyone who donates before Feb. 26 is eligible to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Staff report