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Red Cross sets blood drive June 21

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, June 21, at Erwin Health Care, 100 Stalling Lane, from 1-5 p.m.
The drive is part of the Red Cross “Super Summer Save” campaign. Presenting donors are eligible to win one of two $3,000 American Express gift cards. Call 743-4131 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given safely every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.