Community News: October 30 | Nvdaily
The American Red Cross will be holding multiple blood vessels as the blood shortage continues. At least 10,000 additional donations are needed each week to meet patient needs ahead of the upcoming holiday season, which always presents seasonal challenges for blood drive. The dates, times and places are:
• Basye: Noon to 4:30 pm November 9 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 319 Orkney Grade.
• Berryville: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at VFW, 425 S. Buckmarsh St.
• Blood Donor Center, 561 Fortress Drive, Winchester: Tuesdays 1 pm to 7 pm; noon-6 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. November 9; 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. November 11; 1 pm-7pm November 16; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on November 18 and 1 p.m.-7 p.m. on November 23.
• Front Royal: Noon to 5:00 p.m. Nov. 10 at the American Legion, 22 W. 8th St .; 1 pm-6pm Nov 11 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 18 W. 6th St .; 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 22 at the Shenandoah Lodge & Athletic Club, 180 Bald Eagle Drive; 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. November 22 at the Front Royal Church of Christ, 140 W. 15th St .; 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. November 23 at Front Royal Fire and Rescue, 221 N. Commerce Ave.
• Winchester: 9 am to 3 pm November 12 at West Oak Farm Market, 4305 Middle Road; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive.
• Woodstock: Thursday noon to 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 411 S. Muhlenberg St.
To donate blood, people must bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other pieces of identification. People who are 17 years old in most states, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age or younger must also meet certain height and weight requirements.
In an era when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is examining all donations of blood, platelets and plasma from African American donors self-identified for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide black donors with additional insight into their health and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood groups more quickly to help sickle cell patients who need trait negative blood.
Those who donate Monday through November 12 will be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii in honor of the new Amazon series “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. Those who donate Monday through November 23 will receive a $ 10 Amazon.com gift card.
Appointments can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org. Donors can save up to 15 minutes collecting blood by completing a RapidPass, medical history questionnaire, online from a mobile app or at www.RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.
The Winchester Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding its monthly business dinner at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork St., Winchester.
Dinner will be served at 5.30 p.m. at the Cork Street Tavern, opposite the museum. The group’s next monthly gathering will be on November 10 at 7 p.m. For further information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or visit www.winchestertu.org.
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