Critical Blood Shortage, School Holds Drive

The American Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Region... the region which serves Eastern Carolina... is in critical need of blood.

Five out of eight types... A-, B-, B+, O- and O+... are at emergency or restricted levels. Donors are urgently needed.

Here's how you can help. Friday, from noon until 4 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Washington Montessori Public Charter School in Beaufort County. The school is located on Avon Avenue in Washington.

For more information, call the school at 946-1977.

Directions: As you travel on Highway 264 East in Washington ( toward Beaufort Community College), you will pass a Food Lion Shopping Center on the left. Avon Avenue is the next road to the left, before the cemetery.