Chatham Community Library to host American Red Cross blood drive on July 22

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County community members are invited to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. Chatham Community Library will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Donors can help the Red Cross recover from a concerning shortfall in blood donations in recent weeks.


WHAT: Community Blood Drive

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: American Red Cross Blood Mobile
                    Chatham Community Library (parking lot)
                    197 NC-87
                    Pittsboro, NC 27312

WHO: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Chatham Community Library on Saturday, July 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the library.

To make an appointment to donate, individuals may visit tinyurl.com/BloodDriveCCL, scroll down to the blood drive for July 22nd at the Chatham Community Library, then click on “See Times.” There are 22 appointment times available.

Those who come to donate will receive a free Discovery Channel “Shark Week” T-shirt, while supplies last.

The Red Cross continues to see a concerning trend – blood donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming in. The Red Cross has collected about 50,000 fewer blood donations than needed over the last two months.

One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. Individuals are encouraged to give now to ensure those living with sickle cell disease, people with cancer, and accident victims have the blood products they need for care.

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

Residents may visit the libraries’ website chathamlibraries.org, or contact the Library at (919) 545-8084 for more information on this and other events and programs.