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January is National Blood Donor Month: Here’s how to give in Raleigh

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Our New Year’s resolutions: Exercise more, spend less on coffee, and save lives.

That third resolution? Not a joke, and easier than you may think. DYK one blood donation has the power to save up to three local lives? It’s quick + easy, and you can donate every 56 days. That’s six times a year, a.k.a. 18 potential lives saved.

Giving blood is especially impactful in January National Blood Donor Month – when winter weather + seasonal illnesses often make it difficult to maintain a sufficient blood supply. Raleigh’s The Blood Connection (TBC) donation center, located at 5925 Glenwood Ave., provides much-needed blood for local hospitals WakeMed + UNC Rex, meaning your donation could *literally* save your neighbor.

In fact, 13,200 patients in the Triangle were helped by TBC blood donors in 2019.

Here’s how you can make an impact during #NationalBloodDonorMonth:

Schedule an appointment at Raleigh’s donation center. It’s simple, and TBC is open every day – including weekends. Plus, the experience is downright relaxing. Bonus: Free snacks. 😉

Stop by an upcoming mobile blood drive in the area (like this one at Morgan Street Food Hall on Jan. 31.)

○ If you donate at the TBC center on Jan. 20, MLK Day of Service, you’ll receive a special t-shirt + have $10 donated in your name to the REX Healthcare Foundation. The Blood Connection + UNC Rex Healthcare originally teamed up in 2018, when TBC became the exclusive provider of blood products for the hospital system.

Click here or below to learn more about Raleigh’s TBC center + schedule your appointment.


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