Gift giving is top of mind for many people this time of year. You can give a gift that can save a life and won’t cost you a dime. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Thursday, December 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eligible donors are encouraged to donate as blood supplies can become low during the holidays. Inclement weather and seasonal illnesses mean fewer donations, yet the need remains. Someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds and a single blood donation can save as many as three lives, according to the American Red Cross.
Individuals who are at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Schedule your appointment to save a life by visiting www.redcrossblood.org & search by sponsor code AQUARIUM.