Local Red Cross officials say the need for blood right now is critical. Heading into a holiday weekend with a low blood supply can be particularly worrisome, officials say. That's because there tend to be more accidents on busy travel weekends, which increases the need for blood to be on hand in emergencies.
WITN is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 23 in honor of Memorial Day. The blood mobile will be at the WITN Studio in Greenville from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. The studio's address is 317 E. Arlington Blvd. in Greenville.
Red Cross officials say the donation process usually takes about an hour.
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