Three blood drives scheduled

Staff report

LUMBERTON — The American Red Cross has scheduled three blood drives this month in Robeson County.

Eligible donors to give blood during April, which is National Volunteer Month.

Two blood drives are scheduled for April 19. One is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton. The other is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Purnell Swett High School, 11344 Deep Branch Road in Pembroke.

The third blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 28 at Elrod Baptist Church, 538 State Road in Rowland.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed to help meet patient needs this spring.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All those who come to donate from Monday to May 13 will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Restrictions apply. More details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More.

Staff report