West Oaks hosts 7th Annual Honoring Our Veterans Blood Drive

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Tomorrow, November 10th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the 7th Annual Blood Drive Honoring Our Veterans will be held at West Oaks Farm Market in Winchester.

The Red Cross has continued to report the urgent need for blood as supplies have dwindled.

To thank donors and create some holiday cheer, the movie The Elf and Red Cross have teamed up to give away officially licensed socks to donors beginning tomorrow through November 30th.

At the Honoring Our Veterans blood drive, donors and veterans will receive a sausage breakfast or burger lunch as well.

Make an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org and search vetdrive23.

Walk-ins are welcome, as well.

Remember to prepare before donating by getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy meal with iron rich foods, and hydrating with an extra glass of water.

To learn more about The Elf and Red Cross giveaway, click here.

To find a blood drive near you, click here.

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Honor Our Vets Blood Drive by Gore’s Meats

Friday Nov 10th at West Oaks Farm Market in Winchester, give blood and get a Gore’s Meats breakfast or lunch! Local Military Veterans welcome- our community says THANK YOU with food and by passing on the gift of life! To donate make an appointment at redcrossblood.org code: VetDrive23

Drive runs from 9am-3pm at West Oaks Farm Market, 4305 Middle Road, Winchester. This event is sponsored by Gore’s Meats, West Oaks Farm Market, Navy Federal, American Red Cross & Honor Flight Top of Virginia. For more information check out Gore’s Meats on Facebook or GoresMeats.com

Red Cross warns of low blood levels nationwide

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The Red Cross is warning of low blood donation levels resulting in a decrease of the national blood supply by 25% since early August.

The Red Cross estimates they must increase collection efforts of over 10,000 additional blood products per week for the next month to reach sufficient levels.

There are a number of blood drives coming up in the area including at Virginia Hills Church along Rockland Road on October 17th from noon to 5:30, Front Royal United Methodist Church on October 18th from 1 pm – 6 pm, and the Stephens City Moose Lodge on October 20th from noon to 5 pm.

Appointments are required for these blood drives.

A link is available here to make an appointment or find another blood drive near you.

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VT and Red Cross Remember April 16, 2007

It was 15 years ago Saturday Apr. 16 a gunman opened fire on the Virginia Tech campus killing 32 people.

Virginia Tech (VT) documented their annual Day of Remembrance on their website.

The lives lost on April 16, 2007 were remembered with the ceremonial candle lighting starting at midnight on the 16 and lasting for 24 hours.

There was a wreath laying ceremony at the April 16 memorial and a 3.2 mile Run in Remembrance as well.

People would then gather in the chapel for an interfaith service of remembrance at 2 p.m..

This is the first time people were able to attend the remembrance in person since the pandemic.

All the activities were arranged and organized by the students of VT.

Today Apr. 18 the 15 annual Virginia Tech blood drive is being held until 6:30 at the  Fellowship Bible Church on Middle Road.

There were 9 open appointments at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601 you can fill those appointments.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the VT blood drive Mon. 4/18

Monday Apr. 18 is the date of this year’s annual Virginia Tech (VT) Memorial Blood Drive.

We spoke to the Donor Recruiter Manager for the Red Cross Lisa Wilt about the opportunity in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Lisa tells us the drive is almost full but she reminds us to check the website daily before the event to see if any appointments have reopened.

By using the zip code 22601 at redcrossblood.org you can check on appointment opportunities.

Lisa also reminds us that we need to be sure to cancel our appointments if you can’t make it.

Canceling the appointment opens the opportunity for someone else to give.

Lisa also tells us of the incentives to give at a blood drive if saving a life isn’t enough incentive.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is coming out of it’s blood crisis now that levels have reached a venerable stage.

Donations are still vital to keep levels up.

We spoke to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Manager Lisa Wilt about the current status of Red Cross in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Lisa tells us about how things are improving for the Red Cross.

She also tells us about one of the largest blood drives of the year.

That blood drive is Apr. 18 in honor of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There are still available appointments for that drive at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601.

When that drive fills up you can also find a drive close to your home by using your zip code at that same website.

Lisa also tells us about volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross as well.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

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An Am. Red Cross Blood Drive is in need of donors in Berryville tomorrow 1/13

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At this point all blood drives are urgent as reported by the American Red Cross there is a critical shortage of blood nationwide.

The Red Cross is in dire need of donors due to the lowest supply being reported in decades.

There is a blood drive tomorrow Jan. 13 at the Berryville VFW Post 425 S. Buckmarsh St. from noon to 5:30 p.m. with appointments available.

You can set your appointment at redcrossblood.org using the zip code 22611 right now.

Due to the pandemic blood drives are by appointment only which the American Red Cross reports is one of the biggest reasons for the shortage.

It is easy to set an appointment for a blood drive near your home using your zip code at the website redcrossblood.org anytime even well into the future if you would like.

Donors are able to give the gift of life every 56 days.

There is an urgent call for blood donations as the supply is at critical levels and demand is high.

It has been reported that one car accident could wipe out the current supply.

If you can give please do.

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Boyce Fire Hall host a blood drive on this Giving Tuesday

News agencies are reporting that the American Red Cross is seeing a 10 year low in blood supplies.

Blood donations have been down significantly in 2021 leaving the blood supply at critical levels.

First time donors are also at a low level in Virginia down 41 percent.

The Red Cross is reporting that the Boyce Fire Hall is hosting a blood drive today Nov. 30 giving Tuesday from 1 until 6 p.m. with appointments open.

Appointments can be filled at redcrossblood.org using the zip code 22620.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Browntown Rd. today 7/26

There is a Red Cross Blood Drive today Jul. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Browntown Road.

The drive is being held from noon until 5 p.m. at the church.

The need is great for blood donors to restock the blood supply.

If you can donate please make an appointment to save a life at redcrossblood.org now.

You can use the zip code 22630 or your own zip code to find a blood drive closer to home.

Your support is greatly needed and greatly appreciated.

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News Maker Steve Majchrzak on the Battle of the Badges

The Battle of the Badges is tomorrow Jun. 9 donors are needed to fell remaining openings in the 11 to 5 time slots.

The blood drive pits Frederick County Sheriff’s Office against Frederick County Fire and Rescue.

Frederick County Fire Chief Steve Majchrzak garners support for his side in our latest news maker segment.

No matter which side you back it is important to donate as blood supplies levels are severally low right now.

You can set an appointment by using the code battle2021 at redcrossblood.org.

Here is Steve’s interview.

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