Critical need for blood donors


The American Red Cross is in critical need of blood donors.

Officials said blood supplies last 42 days, but you can only donate every 56 days. So even if people gave blood every opportunity they could, there would still be a shortage.

Carey Nycum-Foor with the local chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Services said although this does happen from time to time during the summer, it seems to be worse this year. 

“[People who may need blood include] heart patients, cancer patients, burn victims, sometimes expected mothers. There are so many reasons why someone may need blood,” said Nycum-Foor.

Battle of the Badges of Washington Co.  Blood Drive

Hager Hall in Crystal Ballroom

901 Dual Highway

July 3rd 2018

12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1253 Mt. Aetna road

July 3rd 2018

1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Pathway Community Church

1028 Salem Ave

July 3rd 2018

9:30 a.m – 3:00 p.m.


Maugansville Ruritan

18007 Maugnas Ave

July 9th

1:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m.


Lighthouse Church

15251 Falling Waters Road

Williamsport, Md 21795

July 13th

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Funkstown American Legion

12 North Westside Ave

Funkstown Md

July 23rd

1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Boonsboro American Legion

710 North Main Street

Boonsboro Md

July 23rd

1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Shiloh United Methodist Church

19731 Shiloh Church Road

July 27th

12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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