GREENSBORO, N.C. — The need for blood is dire during the summer months. There is currently a severe blood shortage across the nation.
That's why WFMY News 2 teamed up with the American Red Cross for a one-day call-to-action to collect blood to save lives.
Thank you for coming out to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to donate blood on Thursday. We had a goal to collect 100 pints of blood. We did it, Triad! We actually, collected more than that. The American Red Cross said they collected 113 pints of blood to help save 339 lives. One blood donation alone can save up to three lives.
If you didn't get a chance to donate blood, you can still help out. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit redcrossblood.org You can also download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
During the health history process, you'll also get a mini-health screening. It'll include a temperature check, heart rate check, blood pressure check, and have your hemoglobin levels checked.