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Red Cross: Blood Donations At 15-Year Low

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Red Cross said they have an emergency need for blood donations as they are at a 15-year low.

The Red Cross said the extreme heat has kept some donors at home and severe storms have forced the cancellation of dozens of blood drives. They said support from their appeal in late June helped stop a decline in the blood supply, but donations have increased following Independence Day.

They added that if at least two additional donors give at each blood drive through the end of July, the blood supply would be sufficient to meet patient needs.

All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply.

There are several upcoming blood drives across the Nashville area:

  • August 1, 2012, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Pella Windows and Doors
    1150 Antioch Pike
    Nashville, TN
  • August 2, 2012, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    L&C Tower
    401 Church Street
    Nashville, TN
  • August 2, 2012, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    First Baptist Church
    613 South Main Street
    Goodlettsville, TN
  • August 3, 2012, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Avaza
    5209 Linbar Drive
    Nashville, TN
  • August 3, 2012, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Verizon Wireless
    1915 Gallatin Pike North
    Madison, TN
  • August 6, 2012, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
    1818 Albion Street
    Nashville, TN
  • August 7, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Beaman Student Life Center
    1900 Belmont Blvd.
    Nashville, TN
  • August 7, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    The Vanderbilt Clinic
    1301 Medical Center Drive
    Nashville, TN
  • August 7, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    William Wright Company
    6050 Dana Way
    Antioch, TN
  • August 7, 2012, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    2nd Avenue Nashville
    138 2nd Avenue North
    Nashville, TN
  • August 8, 2012, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    State of TN Ellington Agriculture Ed Jones Auditorium
    Hogan Road
    Nashville, TN
  • August 8, 2012, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church
    2010 25th Avenue North
    Nashville, TN
  • August 9, 2012, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    State of TN Department of Health- Cordell Hull
    425 5th Avenue South
    Nashville, TN
  • August 13, 2012, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Bell Clark
    413 5th Avenue South
    Nashville, TN
  • August 13, 2012, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Arbor Hill Apartments
    100 Arbor Knoll Boulevard
    Antioch, TN
  • August 14, 2012, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    State of TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
    220 French Landing Drive
    Nashville, TN
  • August 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    The Paul Mitchell School
    5510 Crossing Circle
    Antioch, TN
  • August 15, 2012, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Tennessee Tower
    312 8th Avenue North
    Nashville, TN

Additionally, donors are welcome to come to the Nashville Donor Center located at 2201 Charlotte Ave. Their hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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