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Red Cross Schedules Local Blood Drives

June 6th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.

“I am proud to team up with the Nexcare Give Program each year, with the mission of sparking a critical dialogue around the vital need for blood donation,” said supermodel and Nexcare Give spokesperson, Niki Taylor. “For me, the cause is also a personal one. Following a car accident 15 years ago that left me in critical condition, the efforts of the American Red Cross and their brave donors saved my life. In honor of World Blood Donor Day, I am sharing my story and encouraging people around the world to support blood donation, inspiring their friends and families to join the cause.”

This is the eighth year that the Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages have partnered for the Nexcare Give program. To honor those who “give” around the world, Nexcare Bandages has developed a limited-edition collection of bandages with the theme “Feel the Beat, Give Blood,” featuring five vibrant dance-inspired designs reflecting different styles and cultures from around the globe. The limited-edition bandages will be available to those who come out to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through World Blood Donor Day on June 14.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a lifesaving blood transfusion. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Donors of all blood types are currently needed. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  


Upcoming blood donation opportunities


Allegany County


6/13/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Cornerstone Baptist Church, 930 Frederick St

6/20/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Red Cross Cumberland, 400 Cumberland Street

6/24/2016: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Western Maryland Health Systems, 12500 Willowbrook Rd SE

6/25/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Allegany College of Maryland, 12401 Willowbrook Road SE

6/25/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Living Stone Church of the Brethren, 114 North Cedar Street


Garrett County


6/27/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grantsville Fire Hall, 178 Springs Rd


6/24/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive


Bedford County


6/16/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bedford American Legion, 3721 Business Route 220

6/18/2016: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Friendship Village Campground Bedford, 348 Friendship Village Road


6/13/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 203 Drive In Lane


6/29/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hyndman First United Methodist Church, 181 First Avenue

New Enterprise

6/30/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, 3729 Brumbaugh Road, P.O. Box 98


6/24/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Woodbury Faith United Methodist Church, 133 Main Street

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