Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

Critical Need For Blood Donations Following Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has led to a critical need for blood.

The region’s blood supply took a hit when the storm struck.

James Jarvis is the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area, which serves 13 counties including Wayne and Lenoir.

He says Dorian put a strain on the nation’s blood supply, and, in hurricane season, the situation could always get worse.

Jarvis says the Red Cross had to cancel over 100 blood drives in Eastern Carolina due to Hurricane Dorian, losing the potential to collect 2,300 units of blood.

The Red Cross has two Goldsboro blood drives set for this Thursday, September 12:

  • Goldsboro High School from 10 AM – 3 PM on Thursday
  • Goldsboro Public Works Maintenance Center, 1601 Clingman, from 10 AM – 2:30 PM.

You can visit to find future blood drive locations and learn about donating blood.

The American Red Cross also recommends using Rapid Pass or the Blood Donor App for easily setting up your blood donation.

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