The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

September 23, 2013

Final public drive of month set Wednesday


TARBORO — The fourth — and final — public blood drive of the month in Edgecombe County will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carver Elementary School, 700 Harriett St., Pinetops.

The monthly goal for Edgecombe County for September was established at 105 units of blood.

While thousands of people answered the call for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross earlier in the summer, an urgent need remains for platelets and types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelet donations to keep pace with patient needs.