Blood Supplies At Critical Level

Accidents typically increase over holiday weekends, and there is usually a higher than usual demand on the local blood supply.

That's a problem, because the Pitt County Chapter of the American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations.

WITN hoped to help that situation this morning, as we and the Red Cross held a blood drive at our Greenville studio.

The shortage is so critical the Red Cross is going to keep its donor center open throughout the holiday weekend.

The Greenville donor center is located at 700 Cromwell Drive. It will be open from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday and again on Monday.

Here is a complete list of weekend blood drives:


Red Cross - 700 Cromwell Drive, Greenville
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Twin Lakes Camping Resorts - 1618 Memory Lane, Chocowinity
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Red Cross - 700 Cromwell Drive, Greenville
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Goody's - 1555 Benvenue Road, Rocky Mount
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

St. James United Methodist Ch. - 211 E St James St., Tarboro
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Starbucks - 298 Premier Blvd., Roanoke Rapids
8:15 AM to 1:15 PM

Westside Freewill Baptist Ch. - 1205 Lynne Drive, Kinston
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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