WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
Blood may be donated in Wake Forest May 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Franklin Academy High School, 648 Flaherty Ave.
Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant.
Currently, donors of all blood types are needed to give and help save hospital patients’ lives. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the country.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.