Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center is experiencing critically low supplies of Type O-blood. Local donors are encouraged to attend one of several urgent blood drives being held in the next few days.

All Cape Fear Valley Health hospitals in Cumberland, Bladen, Harnett and Hoke counties are affected, as the Blood Donor Center supplies blood products for all of them. As of Monday afternoon, there were only 8 units of type O-for the entire health system. One person has about 12 units of blood in their body.

The Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center is also hoping to entice donors by giving them two movie tickets when they come out to donate blood. Businesses or organizations who would like to host a mobile blood drive should contact Kristyn Keefe at (910) 615-3306.

The Blood Donor Center, at 3357 Village Drive, Fayetteville, in the Bordeaux Shopping Center, is open for donations Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the third Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to Noon. [source]

Upcoming Mobile Blood Drives:

Tuesday, January 23:

  • Outside of Cape Fear Valley Center for Medical Education and Neuroscience Institute, 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Crown at Steeplechase, 4240 High Stakes Circle, Parkton, 3 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24:

  • Central Baptist Church, 6050 Plain View Highway, Dunn, 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 25:

  • Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville campus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, January 29:

  • Fayetteville Technical Community College, Spring Lake Campus, 9 to 11 a.m.

Monday, January 29:

  • Wellness Care NC at Manna Church, 117 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30:

  • Beaver Dam Volunteer Fire Department, 11042 N.C. Highway 210 South, Roseboro, 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 1:

  • Fayetteville Heart Center, 2301 Robeson St., Ste. 301, Fayetteville, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.