North Carolina 811 is partnering with the American Red Cross to save lives

We need your help!  

NC811 will host their 2nd Annual Blood Drive on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:30pm at 2300 W. Meadowview Rd.,  Greensboro, NC 27407.

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Our vision is to make this a national initiative of collecting 811 gallons to meet the needs of saving lives. Currently donors are low and there is an extreme need for blood donations.

Why Donate Blood?

You don’t need a special reason to give blood, you just need your own reason.

  • Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend.
  • Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.
  • Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.  And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.  Every day, the Red Cross must collect almost 17,000 pints of blood for patients at nearly 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.

While thousands of people answered the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross on July 9, there remains an urgent need for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give double red cells where available. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

If you are in the Greensboro area and would like to donate at the site, please click on the link to register.

Should you not be able to attend, but give blood elsewhere, please advise us of your donation so that we may allocate the collection to the “811” initiative.  You may call Ann Rushing, Liaison-NC811 at 336.944.5518 or e-mail her at