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NORFOLK -- March is Red Cross Month, although organization officials say there's always a need no matter the month or season.

Take time out to donate blood or platelets. There's a need for Type O blood, which makes up only about 7% of the population. Platelets have only a 5-day shelf life, so donors are in demand. To find out if you're a good platelet candidate, call 623-4880. Remember, you can donate blood every 56 days or up to six times a year.

Of course, the Red Cross is more than blood donations. The organization is often the first to respond in times of crisis or natural disasters. Volunteers help people who've lost everything in house fires, hurricanes and flooding and more. The local chapter has volunteers still helping up north in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The 2013 Hurricane Season is coming up fast. You can help your Red Cross help those in need by becoming a volunteer or by making a financial donation.

To make a donation, volunteer, give blood or find a blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to the Red Cross Website.

Date Account Name Site Address City Drive Times Note


03/02/13 St. Christopher's Episcopal Church 3300 Cedar Lane Portsmouth 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


03/02/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/03/13 St. Therese Catholic Church 4137 Portsmouth Boulevard Chesapeake 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

03/03/13 Quiznos Sub 648 Grassfield Parkway Chesapeake 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Free Quiznos Sub and 12-oz.
Tropical Smoothie with Donation, while supplies last.

03/04/13 Prince of Peace Catholic Church 621 Cedar Road Chesapeake 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


03/04/13 Red Cross-Norfolk Donor Center 250 West Brambleton Avenue Norfolk 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/05/13 Resurrection Lutheran Church 765 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/05/13 Christian Broadcasting Network 1000 Centerville Turnpike Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


03/05/13 Great Bridge Presbyterian Church 333 Cedar Road Chesapeake 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/05/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/06/13 Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue Newport News 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

03/06/13 Hidenwood Presbyterian Church 414 Hiden Blvd. Newport News 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/06/13 Chubb and Son, Inc. 600 Independence Parkway Chesapeake 8:30 am - 11:30 am


03/06/13 Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue Hampton 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/06/13 Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. 1434 Crossways Boulevard Chesapeake 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

03/06/13 Hope Lutheran Church 5350 Providence Road Virginia Beach 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

03/07/13 Believers Church 4500 Peek Trail Chesapeake 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/07/13 Booz Allen Hamilton 5800 Lake Wright Drive Norfolk 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

03/07/13 Manteo First Assembly of God 812 Wingina Street Manteo 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


03/07/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/08/13 Wawa #699 842 Merrimac Trail Williamsburg 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/08/13 Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 100 Sentara Circle Williamsburg 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


03/08/13 Wawa Gloucester Store #652 5120 George Washington Memorial Highway Hayes 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/09/13 Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby Street Norfolk 9:30 am - 3:30 pm All presenting donors will receive a complimentary same day admission ticket to the Virginia Zoo.

03/09/13 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Norfolk Alumnae Chapter 800 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

03/09/13 Southgate Mall 1409 West Ehringhaus Elizabeth City 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/09/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/10/13 Governors Land at Two Rivers 2711 Two Rivers Road Williamsburg 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/11/13 Smith Memorial Baptist Church 6515 Richmond Road Williamsburg 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/11/13 New Hope United Methodist Church 2098 New Hope Road Hertford 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/11/13 Red Cross-Norfolk Donor Center 250 West Brambleton Avenue Norfolk 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/12/13 Waters Edge Church 6830 George Washington Memorial Highway Yorktown 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/12/13 Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital 1309 Kempsville Road Norfolk 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/12/13 Regent University 1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

03/12/13 Edenton United Methodist Church 225 Virginia Road Edenton 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/12/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/13/13 Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff's Office 5201 Monticello Avenue Williamsburg 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

03/13/13 Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 600 Gresham Drive Norfolk 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

03/13/13 Ghent Churches 1301 Colley Avenue Norfolk 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/13/13 Regent University 1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

03/13/13 The Virginia Gazette 216 Ironbound Road Williamsburg 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

03/13/13 Gates County Community Center Highway 158 Gatesville 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

03/13/13 Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue Hampton 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/13/13 Pembroke Office Park 291 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/13/13 Printpack Inc. 400 Packets Court Williamsburg 8:00 am - 11:00 am

03/15/13 Waters Edge Church 2011 Cunningham Drive Hampton 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/15/13 Waters Edge Church 836 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

03/16/13 Ace Hardware Elizabeth City 511 West Ehringhaus Elizabeth City 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

03/16/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/17/13 Grace Bible Church 2956 Ansol Lane Virginia Beach 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

03/17/13 Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

03/18/13 Little Neck Churches 424 King's Grant Road Virginia Beach 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/18/13 Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson 1294 Poquoson Avenue Poquoson 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

03/18/13 Fountain of Life Ministries 1107 US Hwy 17 South Elizabeth City 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/18/13 Red Cross Norfolk Donor Center 250 West Brambleton Avenue Norfolk 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/19/13 Hilton Area Churches 100 James River Drive Newport News 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

03/19/13 Franklin Community 300 Crescent Drive Franklin 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/19/13 Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center 12650 Jefferson Ave Newport News 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

03/19/13 Old Dominion University 49th Street Norfolk 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

03/19/13 College of the Albemarle 1208 North Road Street Elizabeth City 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/19/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/20/13 Damuth Trane 1100 Cavalier Boulevard Chesapeake 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

03/20/13 SSAI 1 Enterprise Parkway Hampton 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

03/20/13 Hampton Roads Chapter RSMO 1323 W. Pembroke Avenue Hampton 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/20/13 Orthopedic and Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Boulevard Newport News 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/21/13 James City Ruritans 9401 Fieldstone Parkway Toano 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

03/21/13 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 119 Visitors Center Drive Williamsburg 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

03/21/13 Smithfield Community 201 Cedar Street Smithfield 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/21/13 Centura College 616 Denbigh Boulevard Newport News 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

03/21/13 Peninsula Community Chapel 4209 Big Bethel Road Yorktown 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/21/13 Yorkminster Presbyterian Church 6218 George Washington Memorial Highway Grafton 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

03/21/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/22/13 Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/22/13 Virginia Beach Municipal Center 2416 Courthouse Drive Virginia Beach 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/23/13 Harley Davidson 6450 George Washington Memorial Highway Grafton 9:00 am - 3:00 pm All presenting donors will receive a limited edition T-Shirt, while supplies last.

03/24/13 Chesapeake Square Mall 4200 Portsmouth Boulevard Chesapeake 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

03/24/13 Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

03/25/13 Virginia Beach Masons 56th District 4869 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach 2:45 pm - 7:00 pm

03/25/13 Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue Newport News 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/25/13 MAR-Norfolk Donor Center 250 West Brambleton Avenue Norfolk 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/26/13 Wawa 690 4377 Holland Road Virginia Beach 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/26/13 Gloucester Chapter Rt. 216 Bena 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/26/13 Centerville Baptist Church 908 Centerville Turnpike South Chesapeake 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/26/13 Texas Roadhouse 1546 Sam's Circle Drive Chesapeake 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer, while supplies last

03/26/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/27/13 St. Olaf Catholic Church 104 Norge Lane Williamsburg 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/27/13 Wawa 8618 5048 Ferrell Parkway Virginia Beach 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/27/13 Sandbridge Civic League 305 Sandbridge Road Virginia Beach 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/27/13 Christopher Newport University 1 University Place Newport News 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/28/13 Eastern Virginia Medical School 700 West Olney Road Norfolk 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/28/13 Hampton Roads Sanitation District 1424 Air Rail Avenue Virginia Beach 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

03/28/13 Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/28/13 Rappahannock Community College Rt. 33 Glenns Campus Glenns 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

03/28/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

03/29/13 Wawa Yorktown Store # 687 5824 George Washington Memorial Highway Grafton 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

03/29/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/30/13 Hunt Club Farm 2388 London Bridge Road Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Every donor will receive FREE Easter Admission for 1 Adult and 1 Child, while supplies last.

03/30/13 Red Cross Virginia Beach Donor Center 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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