Red Cross facing summer blood shortage

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The American Red Cross is asking the public for help: they are in need of blood and platelet donors of all blood types. 

The organization says blood donations have fallen short of expectations over the last two months, which has resulted in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and caused a significant draw down of their blood supply.

The Red Cross says the shortage is the equivalent of not collecting any blood donations for more than four days.

Summer months can be particularly challenging for blood and platelet donations, because many regular donors are on vacation.

To learn more, find a donation opportunity, or schedule an appointment visit the Red Cross' website, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. 

The following are upcoming blood donation opportunities for the month of July:

In Virginia

Cape Charles

  • 7/6/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Charles Catholic Church, 550 Tazewell Avenue


Chesapeake

  • 7/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
  • 7/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway
  • 7/6/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive
  • 7/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Renaissance Pediatrics, 4012 Raintree Road
  • 7/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 233 Mann Drive
  • 7/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Community Church at Western Branch, 1935 Jolliff Road
  • 7/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway
  • 7/12/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Boulevard
  • 7/15/2017: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
  • 7/15/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
  • 7/18/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Centerville Baptist Church, 908 Centerville Turnpike South


Franklin

  • 7/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Avenue
  • 7/11/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N. High Street
  • 7/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rocky Mount Christian Church, 120 South Main Street
  • 7/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boones Mill Christian Church, 7950 Grassy Hill Drive


Gloucester

  • 7/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Wawa Gloucester Store #652, 5120 George Washington Memorial Highway
  • 7/25/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 1860 Hayes Road


Hampton

  • 7/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lowe's, 2002 Powhatan Parkway
  • 7/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N Armistead Avenue
  • 7/12/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO, 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue
  • 7/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sentara Center for Health & Fitness, 4001 Coliseum Drive
  • 7/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Eaton Middle School, 2108 Cunningham Drive
  • 7/24/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Cornerstone Fellowship Church of God, 65 Hall Road
  • 7/25/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Army Navy Masonic Lodge, 550 Fox Hill Road


Isle of Wight

  • 7/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield


James City / Williamsburg

  • 7/7/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Colonial Heritage Active Adult Community, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive
  • 7/9/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wawa #699  Williamsbu, 842 Merrimac Trail
  • 7/11/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Jamestown Presbyterian, 3287 Ironbound Road
  • 7/12/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Printpack Inc., 400 Packets Court
  • 7/20/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stonehouse Presbyterian Church, 9401 Fieldstone Parkway
  • 7/21/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., T J Maxx, 4640 Monticello Avenue
  • 7/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Avenue


Mathews

  • 7/18/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Piankatank Ruritan Club, Route 198 West


Newport News

  • 7/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
  • 7/10/2017: 1:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd.
  • 7/11/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Newport N, 6812 River Road
  • 7/11/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 765 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
  • 7/13/2017: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
  • 7/13/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
  • 7/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, 401 City Center Blvd
  • 7/18/2017: 3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center, 12650 Jefferson Ave


Norfolk

  • 7/5/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E. Freemason Street
  • 7/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, 150 Kingsley Lane
  • 7/7/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., MacArthur Center Mall, 300 Monticello Avenue
  • 7/8/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby St
  • 7/10/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue
  • 7/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street
  • 7/17/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue
  • 7/19/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Old Dominion University Research Foundation, 4211 Monarch Way
  • 7/21/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 327, 705 Lesner Avenue
  • 7/24/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Norfolk Blood Donation Center, 250 West Brambleton Avenue


Poquoson

  • 7/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, 1294 Poquoson Avenue


Suffolk

  • 7/5/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hillcrest Baptist, 1637 Holland Road
  • 7/12/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Beech Grove United Methodist Church, 4251 Driver Lane


Virginia Beach

  • 7/5/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Foundry United Methodist Church, 2801 Virginia Beach Boulevard
  • 7/5/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wawa  Holland Rd, 4377 Holland Road
  • 7/6/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/7/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, 2025 Glenn Mitchell Drive
  • 7/8/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/10/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Coastal Community Church, 2800 S Independance Blvd
  • 7/11/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., NEXCOM, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard
  • 7/11/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/11/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road
  • 7/12/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sentara Virginia Beach General Front Lobby, 1060 First Colonial Road
  • 7/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/14/2017: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd
  • 7/14/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd
  • 7/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/17/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., King's Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Kings Grant Road
  • 7/18/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Christian Broadcasting Network, 1000 Centerville Turnpike
  • 7/19/2017: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hampton Roads Sanitation District, 1434 Air Rail Avenue
  • 7/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Armada Hoffler, 222 Central Park Ave
  • 7/19/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive
  • 7/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/23/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Church of the Acension, 4853 Princess Anne Road
  • 7/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Blood Donation Center, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • 7/25/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kempsville Christian Church, 5424 Parliament Drive


York

  • 7/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saint Joan of Arc Church, 9041 George Washington Memorial Highway
  • 7/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Peninsula Community Chapel, 4209 Big Bethel Road
  • 7/22/2017: 2:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., Wawa Yorktown Store # 687, 5824 George Washington Memorial Highway

In North Carolina

Camden

  • 7/24/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., South Mills Ruritan Club, 400 Main Street, Route 17 Business


Currituck

  • 7/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Currituck County Governmental Complex, 2801 Caratoke Hwy


Dare

  • 7/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowe's OBX, 1500 North Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills
  • 7/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Manns Harbor DOT, 8550 Shipyard Road, Manns Harbor
  • 7/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Outer Banks Hospital, 4800 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head


Elizabeth City

  • 7/10/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Fountain of Life Ministries, 1107 US Hwy 17 South


Franklin

  • 7/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Maple Springs Baptist Church, 1938 NC 56 Hwy E


Gates

  • 7/12/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center, 176 Millpond Road


Hertford

  • 7/6/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Metal Tech of Murfreesboro, 314 West Broad Street
  • 7/7/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 431 Boone Farm Rd
  • 7/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Nucor Steel-Hertford County, 1505 River Road
  • 7/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ahoskie Kiwanis Club, 605 West Main Street


Northampton

  • 7/11/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Roberts' Chapel Baptist Church, 100 Britton Road/Hwy 35
  • 7/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rich Square United Methodist Church, 263 S. Main Street


Perquimans

  • 7/20/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire Department, 143 Drinking Hole Road

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