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Red Cross asks for donations during National Volunteer Month

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - April is National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give blood and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.

The Red Cross said volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.

The Red Cross said donors of all blood types - especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative - are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

4/2/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Roanoke

4/2/2015: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Roanoke Valley Blood Donation Center, 352 Church Ave S W

Floyd

4/3/2015: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Floyd United Methodist Church, 417 E Main St.

Bassett

4/3/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd.

Lynchburg

4/3/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lynchburg Blood Donation Center, 1900 Tate Springs Rd, Suite #5

Halifax

4/4/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Winns Creek Baptist Church, 3088 Howard P Anderson Road

Lynchburg

4/4/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tree of Life Ministries Building C, 2812 Greenview Drive

Clifton Forge

4/7/2015: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Clifton Forge Moose Lodge 1683, 2315 Douthat Park Rd.

Halifax

4/7/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mary Bethune Complex, 1030 Cowford Road

West Lexington

4/7/2015: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Washington and Lee University, 204 W Washington Street

Blacksburg

4/7/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New River Valley Blood Donation Center, 250 South Main Street

Rocky Mount

4/8/2015: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Essig Recreation Center, 295 Technology Drive

Collinsville

4/9/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Lynchburg

4/9/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Dr.

Roanoke

4/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Roanoke Valley Blood Donation Center, 352 Church Ave S W

Lynchburg

4/10/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lynchburg Blood Donation Center, 1900 Tate Springs Rd, Suite #5

Radford

4/10/2015: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Central United Methodist Ch, 803 Wadsworth Street

Roanoke

4/10/2015: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Tanglewood Mall, 4428 Electric Road SW

Roanoke

4/10/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Norfolk Southern, 110 Franklin Rd. SE

Daleville

4/11/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., St Marks United Meth Church, 19 Cedar Ridge Drive

Concord

4/11/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Concord Rescue Squad, 12605 Richmond Highway

Blacksburg

4/11/2015: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Blacksburg Christian Church, 240 Watson Ave

Vinton

4/11/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Vinton Moose Lodge, 2127 Washington Street

Bedford

4/13/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bedford Baptist Church, 1516 Oakwood St.

Roanoke

4/13/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Roanoke Valley Blood Donation Center, 352 Church Ave S W

Rural Retreat

4/13/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rural Retreat High School, 321 E. Buck Street

Blacksburg

4/14/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New River Valley Blood Donation Center, 250 South Main Street

Roanoke

4/14/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Penn Forest Christian Church, 3028 Penn Forest Blvd.

Roanoke

4/14/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Johns Episcopal Church, 1 Mountain Ave