Monday, April 15, 2024

Give the gift of blood for the holidays through the Red Cross of Hampton Roads

(Courtesy photo/American Red Cross/Google Images)
(Courtesy photo/American Red Cross/Google Images)

You already have a gift you can give for the holidays.

And it’s red.

Blood donations often dip at this time of year, especially in December, according to a news release from Bernadette Jay, external communications manager for American Red Cross Blood Services.

But demand for blood for patients doesn’t go away, the release said.

Here’s a list of upcoming donation opportunities in Hampton Roads:

James City County/Williamsburg

12/15/2017: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Five Forks Diner, 4456 John Tyler Hwy

12/15/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, 100 Sentara Circle

12/17/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 5289 John Tyler Highway

12/20/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Enterprise Rent-A-Car Corporate Office, 323 Alexander Lee Parkway

12/21/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., T J Maxx, 4640 Monticello Avenue

12/24/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lowe’s Parking Lot – Bloodmobile, 801 E. Rochambeau Dr.

12/26/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., T J Maxx, 4640 Monticello Avenue

12/14/17: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse, Monticello Avenue

York

Grafton

12/30/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Harley Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Highway

Norfolk

12/15/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sentara Leigh Hospital Elizabeth River Room, 830 Kempsville Road

12/15/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/16/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/17/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/18/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/18/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Health & Fitness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue

12/19/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/19/2017: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Slover Library, 235 E Plume Street

12/20/2017: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive

12/20/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., City of Norfolk City Hall, City Hall Building, 810 Union Street

12/21/2017: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/22/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/23/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/24/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/25/2017: 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/26/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/27/2017: 12:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/28/2017: 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/29/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/30/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/31/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue

12/31/2017: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue

Virginia Beach

12/16/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

12/17/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Give the Gift- Corporate Landing Elementary, 1590 Corporate Landing Pkwy

12/18/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kemspville Road

12/18/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Masons Lynnhaven Lodge 56th District, 2959 North Lynnhaven Road

12/19/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jingle Bell – Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Boulevard

12/20/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jingle Bell – Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Boulevard

12/21/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., NEXCOM, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard

12/21/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jingle Bell – Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Boulevard

12/22/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jingle Bell – Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Boulevard

12/23/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

12/26/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Every Drop Counts-Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Management Office suite 1068

12/26/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Every Drop Counts, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Pembroke Mall

12/27/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Every Drop Counts, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Pembroke Mall

12/27/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Every Drop Counts-Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Management Office suite 1068

12/27/2017: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Kroger Shore Drive, 4625 Shore Drive

12/28/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, 717 General Booth Blvd.

12/28/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Every Drop Counts, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Pembroke Mall

12/28/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Every Drop Counts-Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Management Office suite 1068

12/29/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wavy TV10 Every Drop Counts, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Pembroke Mall

12/30/2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.

12/31/2017: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Best Buy, 3334 Princess Anne Road

To find other donation sites in Hampton Roads, go here.

To schedule an appointment, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 1-800-733-2767.

Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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