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All Local Red Cross Blood Collection Operations Closed Thursday, February 11, 2010

Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region

February 10, 2010
 

Due to the continued winter weather, the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross will be closing all local donor centers and mobile blood drives tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2010. Donors are asked to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543) to reschedule appointments as soon as possible. Platelet donors should call 1-800-272-2123. In order to meet the needs of local hospital patients, all eligible community members are asked to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a donation later this week. All donors are asked to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE for updated information on blood drive cancellations and delays for the coming days. Donation hours at regional donor center locations will be extended for the weekend to accommodate more donors.

Extended hours for the remainder of the week*

Friday, February 12, 2010
All donor centers will be open 10am - 4pm to collect blood and platelet donations.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
All donor centers will remain open 2 hours later than regular operating hours to collect blood and platelet donations.

Sunday, February 14, 2010
All donor centers will be open to collect blood and platelet donations. Please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543) for operating hours.

Monday, February 15, 2010
All donor centers will be open 1 hour earlier than regular operating hours to collect blood and platelet donations.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
All donor centers will be open 1 hour earlier than regular operating hours to collect blood and platelet donations.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
All donor centers will be open 1 hour earlier than regular operating hours to collect blood and platelet donations.

*The E Street Donor Center and the Burgin Donor Center will NOT have extended hours this week.

 Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) to schedule your blood donation appointment or click here. Call 1-800-272-2123 to schedule your platelet apheresis appointment.