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Red Cross Sounds Alarm Amid National Blood Shortage

Red Cross Sounds Alarm Amid National Blood Shortage

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Blood Donation - Stock Photo (via Unplash) ASHEBORO N.C. - The American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed in wake of back-to-back climate disasters and critical summer shortfall. On September 11th, 2023, the American Red Cross announced that the national blood supply has fallen to critically low levels that could potentially threatening the emergency medical care of patients and those with medical conditions who depend on blood transfusions. A 25% drop in donations since August blamed on one of the busiest travel seasons on record and back-to-back months of worsening climate-driven disasters resulting in cancelations of blood drives combined to reduce blood and platelet donations. Each day the Red Cross says it needs to collect 12,5000 blood donations, howeve...

Events Across the County – May 2023

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As the weather gets warmer and days get longer, events are returning! This month is full of festivals, concerts, movies, hikes and more. Here is our list of events happening across Randolph County in May. We will continue to update this post are more events are added to our event calendar. ???? Concerts & Music Music & Market May 5 - 5pm - 10pm | Commerce Square Park | FREE Fresh produce, plants, food trucks, and live music. The first concert scheduled for May 5 features Red Dirt Revival. Food Trucks arrive at 5pm, the event runs through 10pm. View Event on Calendar Friday Night Bluegrass presents “True Grass” May 19 @ 7:00 PM | Sunset Theater | $8 Advanced / $10 at door Asheboro Cultural and Recreation Services presents Frida...
Date Set For 13th Annual Armed Services Blood Drive

Date Set For 13th Annual Armed Services Blood Drive

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ASHEBORO N.C. - On October 5th, 2022, Randolph County Government will be sponsoring its 13th annual armed Services Blood Drive to support the military. The blood drive will be held from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm at the National Guard Armory located at 1430 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC. Blood donated directly to the Armed Services Blood Program equates to fewer units the military has to purchase from an outside source. Yes, “purchase.” Other sources of blood are sold to agencies that need the supply, including to the military. Donations will support deployed military, Womack Army Medical Center, and other military treatmentfacilities within the Department of Defense. The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is one of more than 20Armed Services Blood Program blood donor cen...