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WBTV - Ben & Jerry’s - American Red Cross Blood Drive


The Red Cross reports that the results from the "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" blood drive were fantastic, with 443 pints of blood donated Thursday! Some locations stayed open late in order to process all the donors who showed up to give blood. 

The Red Cross asks anyone who didn't have a chance to donate Thursday to schedule an appointment via 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

Thanks to all who helped support this important community project. Who may have saved a life today? #WBTVandMe. 

Nothing beats the summer heat like the cool and refreshing taste of ice cream!  On Thursday, July 7, WBTV, Ben & Jerry's, and the American Red Cross are teaming up to bring you "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" Blood Drive.  All blood and platelet donors will be treated to Ben & Jerry's ice cream at several Charlotte-area Red Cross donation locations.  Donors will also receive a coupon for a FREE pint and a FREE American Red Cross themed T-shirt.Summer is typically one of the most challenging times of the year for blood donations. 

Busy summer schedules mean that blood collections often drop significantly, leaving the blood supply vulnerable to a shortage that could affect local patients. During June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospital patients need.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
WBTV Ben & Jerry's Give a Pint, Get a Pint Blood Drive locations:

  • Ben & Jerry's-Davidson, 202 S. Main St.
  • Ben & Jerry's-Foxcroft, 7800 Fairview Rd.
  • Ben & Jerry's Gastonia, 3908 E. Franklin Rd.
  • Charlotte Blood Donation Center: 2425 Park Rd.
  • Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 W. Kincey Ave.
  • University City UMC, 6100 W. Sugar Creek
  • Bank of America Founders Hall, 100 N Tryon St.(9am - 1:30 pm) 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and search for your closest location.

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