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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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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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting a 20 percent drop in the blood supply.

We spoke to American Red Cross Account Manager II Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker segment.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Lisa tells us that the 20 percent drop is typical for this time of year.

She also tells how we can help in the situation.

Lisa also gives us some insight on donating blood.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

If you can make an appointment to donate blood at redcrossblood.org using your zip code to give at a time that is convenient for you at a location near you.

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Am. Red Cross is asking for donations as they are in emergency shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting an emergency blood shortage with only a half day supply currently available.

Normally the Red Cross would like to have at least a five day supply available.

The current supply could be used with one accident victim.

Shenandoah Valley Red Cross officials are asking that even if you can’t give today sign up for a future drive so officials know a supply is coming.

You can sign up for a blood drive by using your zip code to find a drive near you at redcrossblood.org.

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