American Red Cross


Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Fans and community members can honor the heroes of 9-11 by donating blood at the track Too Tough To Tame   DARLINGTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Darlington Raceway will host its ninth annual Blood Drive event on Thursday, September 11. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive has experienced tremendous success […]


The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed […]


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

GREENSBORO, NC Feb. 17, 2014 – NC811 will host a Blood Drive on Friday, April 11, 2014 at their office located at 2300 W. Meadowview Rd., Suite 227, Greensboro, NC 27407 in recognition of National Safe Digging Month. Click here to schedule your appointment. Our vision is to make this […]


Eastern North Carolina Region Red Cross Shelter Update

WILMINGTON, NC, Saturday, February 15, 2014 All Red Cross shelters are currently closed except for Edgewood Elementary School in Columbus County.  About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills […]


Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

WILMINGTON, NC, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:30am – Red Cross workers continue to help people without power due to the winter storm providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected.   The following is an updated shelter list:   Open: Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – open (no pets allowed) 317 […]


Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:20pm – The Red Cross is continuing to assist residents affected by power outages caused by the winter storm.  Shelter numbers have been steadily increasing since last night. In addition to opening and supporting shelters the Red Cross is beginning mobile feeding and distribution […]


American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:45am – The following is a list of shelters that are opened and closed for those seeking assistance due to widespread power outages from the winter storm: Open: Brunswick West Brunswick High School – opened last night and remains open until further notice (this […]


Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape […]


Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

Urgent need for blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative & platelet donors WILMINGTON, NC  January 31, 2014 — As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Since […]


Winter Weather Cancels 10 Blood Drives in Wilmington Area

WILMINGTON, NC, January 30, 2014 – Due to severe winter weather, the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region has lost dozens of blood drives since Tuesday, resulting in nearly 1,900 uncollected units of blood and platelets. In the Wilmington area, blood drives were cancelled at organizations including GE, UNCW, […]