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Posted on: January 18, 2024

County Parks and Recreation to host American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, Jan. 26

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CARTERET COUNTY, NC (January 18, 2024) – Carteret County community members are invited to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. Carteret County Parks and Recreation will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, Jan. 26. Donors are urgently needed, as blood supplies have reached historic lows, marking the lowest donor turnout in two decades.

WHO: The American Red Cross and Carteret County Parks and Recreation

WHAT: Community Blood Drive

WHERE: Fort Benjamin Park Recreation Center, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport, NC 28570

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2024, 12 to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment to donate, individuals may visit, scroll down to the blood drive for Jan. 26 at the Fort Benjamin Park Recreation Center, then click “SEE TIMES.” There are 14 appointment times available.

Those who come to donate will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. For full rules, terms and conditions, visit Your Super Bowl Experience in Las Vegas Awaits!

More information about blood donation can be found by downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767.)


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