On December 4th from 12:00P-6:00P, OBAR will once again co-sponsor the OBX Community Blood Drive at the Holly Redeemer Catholic Church by the Sea (HRCC). Due to Hurricane Dorian, many blood drives were cancelled and we are once again facing blood shortages in North Carolina.
Last year the Red Cross collected the largest amount of units for a single drive for the year (165 units), making the OBX Community Blood Drive the number one drive in Eastern Carolina and Southern Virginia, and earned OBAR “The Crystal Blood Drop Award” for co-sponsor of the 2018 year.
Our record was almost beaten by last month’s drive co-sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department and EMS/Fire & Rescue. So on December 4th our goal is to blow the competition out of the water for the second year in a row. We are hoping to collect 200 units of blood. What a better form of competition than competing to give the gift of life to those in need!!
If you would like to donate, please register online at redcrossblood.org and enter HRCC as the Sponsor Code. This year there will be added mobile units to greatly reduce wait time. HRCC requests that you wear your name badge or provide a business card to staff to identify you as a REALTOR® or OBAR member. Every donor will receive a $5.00 Amazon gift card AND be entered for a chance to win a door prize.
And remember, #BeTheLifeline this holiday season!
HRCC is looking for male volunteers to work hour-long shifts at check-in during the drive. Since the women help with every other blood drive, the men take over the December drive. If you are interested in volunteering to work the check-in table OR can provide sweets for the event (cookies, brownies, cake, pie, etc.), please contact Communications & Marketing Director Leah Holmes.