Blood shortage: Red Cross makes urgent plea for donations

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood donors.

They say they’re experiencing an emergency blood shortage after a tough Fourth of July week.

There were more than 500 fewer blood drives last week than during a typical week.

The Red Cross says this could come out to as many as 15,000 fewer donations.

The organization says the need is especially critical for type “O” blood donors.

There are three ways to schedule an appointment: the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

There is also a list of upcoming blood drives:

 
Chesapeake, Va.
 
7/10/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Greenbrier Mall-2nd Floor next to Dillard’s-Chesapeake Police Department, 304 Albemarle Drive
7/11/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Boulevard
7/14/2018: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
7/14/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
7/14/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
7/17/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Centerville Baptist Church, 908 Centerville Turnpike South
7/20/2018: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Cavalier Ford Chesapeake Square, 4021 Portsmouth Boulevard
7/20/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Chick-Fil-A, 600 Grassfield Pkwy.
7/24/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., US Coast Guard Community Service Command, 510 Independence Parkway, Suite 500
7/25/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Community Church at Western Branch, 1935 Jolliff Road
7/27/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
7/27/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tidewater Baptist Church, 1316 Campostella Road
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Franklin, Va.
 
7/10/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N. High Street
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Gloucester, Va.
 
7/24/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 1860 Hayes Road
7/27/2018: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lowe’s, 6659 George Washington Memorial Highway, Route 17
7/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Wawa Gloucester Store #652, 5120 George Washington Memorial Highway
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Hampton, Va.

7/9/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N Armistead Avenue
7/11/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO, 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue
7/18/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO, 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue
7/23/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Greater Discipleship Center, 1307 LaSalle Ave
7/24/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Army Navy Masonic Lodge, 550 Fox Hill Road
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Isle of Wight

7/19/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield
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James City County/Williamsburg, Va.

7/9/2018: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Printpack Inc., 400 Packets Court
7/10/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Jamestown Presbyterian, 3287 Ironbound Road
7/20/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., T J Maxx, 4640 Monticello Avenue
7/21/2018: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kingdom Life Christian Church, 1679 Merrimac Trail
7/24/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Avenue
7/27/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, 1500 Commonwealth Avenue
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Mathews/Hudgins, Va.

7/17/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Piankatank Ruritan Club, Route 198 West
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Newport News, Va.

7/10/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Newport N, 6812 River Road
7/10/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 765 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
7/12/2018: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
7/12/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
7/12/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
7/17/2018: 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center, 12650 Jefferson Ave
7/17/2018: 2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Trader Joe’s, 12551 Jefferson Avenue
7/20/2018: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
7/20/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 5480, 12742 Nettles Drive
7/25/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Harvest Church, 5889 Jefferson Ave
7/31/2018: 1:15 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd.
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Northampton County, Va.
 
Cape Charles
7/20/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Charles Catholic Church, 550 Tazewell Avenue
Exmore
7/19/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 4158 Seaside Rd
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Poquoson, Va.

7/16/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, 1294 Poquoson Avenue
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Southampton/Courtland  Va.

7/9/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Courtland Baptist Church, 22264 Main Street
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Suffolk, Va.

7/11/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Beech Grove United Methodist Church, 4251 Driver Lane
7/17/2018: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd
7/18/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hillcrest Baptist, 1637 Holland Road
7/21/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Laura Keene – Leaders Save Lives – Seahorse Run, 2733 Whaleyville Blvd
7/26/2018: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Virginia Department of Transportation, 1700 North Main Street
7/31/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Road
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Virginia Beach, Va.

7/9/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/9/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Coastal Community Church, 2800 S Independance Blvd
7/10/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., NEXCOM, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard
7/10/2018: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/10/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive
7/11/2018: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/11/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sentara Virginia Beach General Front Lobby, 1060 First Colonial Road
7/12/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/13/2018: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd
7/13/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/13/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd
7/13/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd
7/14/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/15/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/16/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/17/2018: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/18/2018: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hampton Roads Sanitation District, 1434 Air Rail Avenue
7/18/2018: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/18/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive
7/19/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/20/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/21/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/22/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/22/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Church of the Acension, 4853 Princess Anne Road
7/23/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/23/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., VA Beach Parks and Recreation, 2154 Landstown Rd
7/23/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., King’s Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Kings Grant Road
7/24/2018: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Amsec LLC, 5701 Cleveland Street, suite 110
7/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/24/2018: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kempsville Christian Church, 5424 Parliament Drive
7/25/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Armada Hoffler, 222 Central Park Ave
7/25/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lockheed Martin, 1293 Perimeter Pkwy
7/25/2018: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/25/2018: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Road
7/25/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Foundry United Methodist Church, 2801 Virginia Beach Boulevard
7/26/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 1505 Competitor Ct
7/26/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/27/2018: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/28/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway
7/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Great Neck Recreation Center, 2521 Shorehaven Drive
7/29/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/29/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., In Honor of Adrienne & Maddox, 3312 Princess Anne Road, Building #835
7/30/2018: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., ABS Technology, 2809 S. Lynnhaven Rd, Suite 250
7/31/2018: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
7/31/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, VB, 5181 Singleton Way
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York/Tabb,  Va.

7/30/2018: 3:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 5003 A Victory Blvd.
 
Yorktown, Va.

7/19/2018: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Peninsula Community Chapel, 4209 Big Bethel Road
7/23/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wild Birds Unlimited, 3120 Kiln Creek Pkwy
7/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Ocean Storage, 105 Professional Pkwy
7/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saint Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York Hampton Highway

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Camden, N.C.
 
South Mills
7/23/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., South Mills Ruritan Club, 400 Main Street, Route 17 Business
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Chowan/Edenton, N.C.

7/31/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Rocky Hock Baptist Church, 113 Rocky Hock Church Road
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Currituck, N.C.
 
7/17/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Currituck County Governmental Complex, 2801 Caratoke Hwy
Moyock, N.C.
7/27/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Moyock Fire Department, 108 Fire Station Court
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Gates, N.C.
 
7/11/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center, 176 Millpond Road
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Northampton, N.C.

 
7/10/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Roberts’ Chapel Baptist Church, 100 Britton Road/Hwy 35
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Pasquotank/Elizabeth City, N.C.

7/9/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fountain of Life Ministries, 1107 US Hwy 17 South
7/19/2018: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Towne South Church of Christ, 2224 Peartree Road
7/21/2018: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Newland Providence Ruritan Club, Hwy 158 at Morgans Corner
7/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Elizabeth City Health and Rehab, 1075 US Hwy 17 South
7/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Albemarle Area Association of Realtors, 426 McArthur Drive
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Perquimans, N.C.

7/26/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire Department, 143 Drinking Hole Road

The organization says the need is especially critical for type “O” blood donors. Find a blood drive happening near you at this link.

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