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Red Cross urges blood donations

A strong blood supply is key to preparedness for disasters and medical emergencies, and donors can ensure blood is on the shelves the moment it’s needed.

As a thank-you from the Red Cross, all who give blood Sept. 1-18 will get a limited-edition Red Cross T shirt, while supplies last. Plus, those who race to give Sept. 1-30 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a VIP NASCAR experience, including two tickets to a 2023 race.

 Donors can schedule an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting or by calling 1.800.RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767).

Haywood County

  • Canton, 2-6 p.m., Sept. 12, Center Pigeon Fire Dept., 2412 Pisgah Drive, N.C. 110.

  • Waynesville, 2:30-7 p.m., Sept. 12, Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1300 Ratcliff Cove Road.

Jackson County

  • Cullowhee, noon-6 p.m., Sept. 1, Western Carolina University Hinds University Center, N.C. 107.

  • Sylva, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 14, Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener Street.

  • Sylva, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 15, Southwestern Community College, Burrell Building, 447. College Drive

Macon County

  • Franklin, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 10, Countryside Chevrolet, 71 Cat Creek Road.

  • Franklin, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 16, Lowe’s, 161 Franklin Plaza, Georgia Highway.

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